•Ruto said will appoint the six judges on Tuesday afternoon after his inauguration ceremony and later preswide over their swearing in ceremony on Wednesday.
•The six judges left out when former President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed 34 others
President William Ruto has announced that he will appoint six Court of Appeal judges who were rejected by his predecessor.
He said he will appoint the six judges on Tuesday afternoon and later preside over their swearing in ceremony on Wednesday.
"To demonstrate my commitment to the independence of the judiciary, this afternoon, I will appoint the 6 judges already nominated for appointment to the court of appeal which was done 3 years ago by the Judicial Service Commission," Ruto said.
The six judges were left out when Uhuru appointed 34 others.
They are High Court judges Aggrey Muchelule, George Odunga, Weldon Korir and Joel Ngugi.
The four had been recommended by Judicial Service Commission to join the Appellate court.
President Kenyatta also left out Chief Magistrate Evans Makori and High Court registrar Judith Omange, who were recommended to be judges of the labour court.
In November last year, the Court of Appeal temporarily suspended an order directing Uhuru to swear in six judges within two weeks.
Justices Roselyn Nambuye, Wanjiru Karanja and Imaana Laibuta granted the orders after Uhuru rushed to the Appellate court arguing that there is an eminent danger of embarrassment and uncertainty in the dispensation of justice, if the directive remained unchallenged.