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January 20, 2018

Read full list of 105 judges moved in judiciary reshuffle

A file photo of Justice Mumbi Ngugi.
A file photo of Justice Mumbi Ngugi.

Judge George Odunga has been appointed the head of a judiciary unit which puts government actions in check.

Odunga, who will head the Judicial Review at the High Court in Milimani, Nairobi, replaces justice Weldon Korir who has been moved to Busia. 

Odunga has in the recent past given the Executive and Parliament a tongue-lashing for disobeying court orders.

He ruled in December 2014 that the security laws, which had been passed in Parliament in a chaotic sitting, were illegal and needed closer scrutiny.

Appearing to exert the judiciary's independence over Parliament, Odunga shelved eight clauses in the contentious Bill passed on December 8 that year.

In changes announced by Chief Justice Willy Mutunga on Tuesday, top performing judge Mumbi Ngugi was moved from Milimani to Kericho.

Ngugi made several landmark rulings while at the Constitutional and Human Rights Division of the High Court in Milimani.

She ruled last year that two girls aged 12 and 13 be awarded Sh2 million and Sh3 million in damages respectively, by a deputy headteacher who raped them.

The case had been dismissed by a Nakuru court for lack of evidence despite witness accounts and affidavits sworn by parents.

Ngugi has served in Milimani since 2012 following interviews for persons with integrity to join judiciary after the promulgation of the new constitution in August 2010. 

"It has never been easy especially when a large proportion of society is avoiding you," the judge, who is living with albinism, said during her interview.

"In fact, finding jobs for people like me has almost been impossible because the world is convinced we are intellectually challenged or a bad omen, or just objects of curiosity."

Ngugi will be the presiding judge in Kericho while  judge Njagi Marete will head the environment division.

Court of Appeal judge Otieno Odek was moved to the Judiciary Training Institute. He will replace justice Joel Ngugi who has been moved to a new station - the High Court in Kiambu.

Justice Pauline Nyamweya who was the head of environment division has been moved to the High Court in Machakos. She will be replaced by judge Samson Odongo.

Mutunga said most of the postings will take effect on June 2 to allow them time to close the cases they are handling.

Read list of reshuffled judges

1. Hon. Mr. Justice Richard M. Mwongo Principal Judge Bomet

2. Hon. Mr. Justice Martin Muya Presiding Judge Bungoma

3. Hon. Mr. Justice Samuel N. Mukunya Presiding Judge (Elc)

4. Hon. Lady Justice Abida Ali-Aroni High Court Busia

5. Hon. Mr. Justice Weldon Kipkorir Presiding Judge

6. Hon. Mr. Justice Antony Kimani Kaniaru Land & Environment Eldoret

7. Hon. Mr. Justice George Kanyi Kimondo Presiding Judge

8. Hon. Lady Justice Cecilia Githua High Court

9. Hon. Mr. Justice Antony O. Ombwayo Land & Environment Embu

10. Hon. Lady Justice Florence Muchemi Presiding Judge

11. Hon. Justice Justus Bwonwong’a High Court Garissa

12. Hon. Mr. Justice George Dulu Presiding Judge Homa Bay

13. Hon. Lady Justice Hellen Omondi Presiding Judge Kajiado

14. Hon. Mr. Justice Reuben Nyakundi Presiding Judge Kakamega

15. Hon. Lady Justice Ruth Sitati Presiding Judge

16. Hon. Justice Enock Chacha Mwita High Court

17. Hon Justice Charles Mutungi Kariuki High Court Kericho

18. Hon. Lady Justice G. Mumbi Ngugi Presiding Judge

19. Hon. Mr. Justice Marete Njagi Elrc Court Kerugoya

20. Hon. Mr. Justice Boaz Olao Presiding Judge (Land & Environ)

21. Hon. Mr. Justice Robert Limo High Court Kiambu

22. Hon. Justice Prof. Joel Ngugi Presiding Judge Kisii

23. Hon. Mr. Justice Joseph Karanja Presiding Judge

24. Hon. Lady Justice Winfred Okwany High Court

25. Hon. Mr. Justice John M. Mutungi Land & Environ Kisumu

26. Hon. Mr. Justice David Majanja Presiding Judge

27. Hon. Lady Justice Esther Maina High Court

28. Hon. Lady Justice Maureen A. Onyango Elrc Court

29. Hon. Mr. Justice Stephen M. Kibunja Environment & Land Kitale

30. Hon. Mr. Justice Hillary Chemitei Presiding Judge

31. Hon. Mr. Justice Elijah Obaga Land & Environ Kitui

32. Hon. Lady Justice Lilian N. Mutende Presiding Judge Laikipia (Nanyuki Law Courts)

33. Hon. Lady Justice Mary M. Kasango Presiding Judge Machakos

34. Hon. Lady Justice Pauline Nyamweya Presiding Judge

35. Hon. Mr. Justice Eric K.O. Ogola High Court Malindi

36. Hon. Mr. Justice Said J. Chitembwe Presiding Judge

37. Hon. Mr. Justice Oscar A. Angote Land & Environ Marsabit

38. Hon. Mr. Justice Kiarie Wa Kiarie Presiding Judge Meru

39. Hon. Lady Justice Roseline Wendo Presiding Judge

40. Hon. Mr. Justice Francis M. Gikonyo High Court

41. Hon. Mr. Justice Peter M. Njoroge Land & Environ Migori

42. Hon. Mr. Justice Anthony Charo Mrima Presiding Judge Mombasa

43. Hon. Mr. Justice Mathew Emukule Presiding Judge

44. Hon. Mr. Justice Patrick J. Otieno High Court

45. Hon. Lady Justice Dora Chepkwony High Court

46. Hon. Lady Justice Mugure Thande High Court

47. Hon. Lady Justice Margaret Njoki Mwangi High Court

48. Hon. Lady Justice Anne A. Omollo Land & Environ

49. Hon. Mr. Justice James Riika Elrc Court

50. Hon. Mr. Justice Onesmus Makau Elrc Court Murang’a

51. Hon. Mr. Justice Hatari Waweru Presiding Judge Nairobi (Milimani High Court) Commercial Division

52. Hon. Mr. Justice Fred Ochieng Presiding Judge

53. Hon. Lady Justice Grace Nzioka Commercial Div.

54. Hon. Mr. Justice Francis Tuiyott Commercial Div.

55. Hon. Lady Justice Farah S. A. Mohamed Commercial Div.

56. Hon. Lady Justice Olga Sewe Akech Commercial Div.

57. Hon. Mr. Justice Richard Mwongo Principal Judge Criminal Division

58. Hon. Lady Justice Jessie Lesiit Presiding Judge

59. Hon. Lady Justice Stella Mutuku Criminal Div.

60. Hon. Lady Justice Roselyn L. Korir Criminal Div.

61. Hon. Mr. Justice Luka Kimaru Criminal Div.

62. Hon. Mr. Justice James Wakiaga Criminal Div.

63. Hon. Lady Justice Grace Ngenye Criminal Div. Family Division

64. Hon. Mr. Justice Aggrey O. Muchelule Presiding Judge

65. Hon. Mr. Justice William Musyoka Family Div.

66. Hon. Lady Justice Lydia A. Achode Family Div.

67. Hon. Lady Justice Rose Ougo Family Div.

68. Hon. Lady Justice Margaret Muigai Family Div. Judicial Review Division

69. Hon. Mr. Justice George Odunga Presiding Judge

70. Hon. Lady Justice Roselyn Aburili Judicial Review Constitutional & Human Rights Division

71. Hon. Mr. Justice Isaac Lenaola Presiding Judge

72. Hon. Mr. Justice Joseph Onguto Constitutional Div.

73. Hon Mr. Edward M. Muriithi Constitutional Div.Civil Division

74. Hon. Mr. Justice Mbogholi Msagha Presiding Judge

75. Hon. Mr. Justice Joseph K. Sergon Civil Div.

76. Hon. Lady Justice Beatrice N.T. Jaden Civil Div.

77. Hon. Lady Justice Lucy Mwihaki Civil Div. Land & Environment Division/Court

78. Hon. Mr. Justice Samson Odhiambo Okong’o Presiding Judge

79. Hon. Lady Justice Nyambura Gacheru Environ & Land

80. Hon. Lady Justice Mary Gitumbi Environ & Land Anti-Corruption And Economic Crimes Division

81. Hon. Lady Justice Hedwig Ong’undi Presiding Judge Employment And Labour Court (Nairobi)

82. Hon. Mr. Justice Nderi Nduma Principal Judge

83. Hon. Lady Justice Monica Mbaru Elrc Court

84. Hon. Lady Justice Hellen Wasilwa Elrc Court

85. Hon. Mr. Justice Nelson Abuodha Elrc Court

86. Hon. Lady Justice Linet Ndolo Ngume Elrc Court

87. Hon. Mr. Justice Nzioki Wa Makau Elrc Court Nakuru

88. Hon. Lady Justice Maureen Odero Presiding Judge

89. Hon. Lady Justice Janet Mulwa High Court

90. Hon. Mr. Justice Anthony Ndungu High Court

91. Hon. Mr. Justice Stephen O. Radido Elrc Court

92. Hon. Mr. Justice Munyao Sila Environ & Land Nyamira Law Courts

93. Hon. Mr. Justice Crispin Nagilla Presiding Judge Naivasha Court & Narok High Court Sub-Registry

94. Hon. Lady Justice Christine Meoli Presiding Judge Nyeri

95. Hon. Mr. Justice Jairus Ngaah Presiding Judge

96. Hon. Lady Justice Abigail Mshila High Court

97. Hon. Mr. Justice Byram Ongaya Court

98. Hon. Lady Justice Njoki Waithaka Land & Environ.

99. Hon. Mr. Justice John Muting’a Mativo High Court Siaya

100. Hon. Mr. Justice James Aaron Makau Presiding Judge Voi

101. Hon. Lady Justice Nancy J. N. Kamau Presiding Judge Garsen/Hola

102. Hon. Lady Justice Asenath Ongeri Presiding Judge Chuka

103. Hon. Mr. Justice Alfred Mabeya Presiding Judge Turkana

104. Hon. Mr. Justice Stephen Riechi Presiding Judge Kapenguria

105. Hon. Mr. Justice Stephen Githinji Presiding Judge

 

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