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February 22, 2018

Justice Odunga transferred to Machakos as Maraga reshuffles judges

Justice George Odunga delivers a ruling in 2014. /FILE
Justice George Odunga delivers a ruling in 2014. /FILE

Justice George Odunga has been transferred to Machakos in a latest reshuffle affecting senior judges.

He will be replaced at the Judicial Review Division by Justice Pauline Nyamweya who was previously at the Machakos High court.

The changes were unveiled in a letter signed by principal judge Richard Mwongo on Tuesday.

"CJ David Maraga has made transfers of judges and issue individual judges affected with letters," the letter reads in part.

Maraga also transferred Justice Mwongo from the Milimani law court to Naivasha.

In the changes, Justice Christine Meoli was moved from Naivasha High court to Kiambu.

Justice Joel Ngugi has been moved from Kiambu and will the presiding judge at the Nakuru High court whereas Justice Maureen Odero moves from Nakuru to the Civil Division in Nairobi.

Justice Lydia Achode of the Family Division in Nairobi has been transferred to Eldoret High court while Justice Cecilia Githua of Eldoret will now be stationed at the Civil Division in Nairobi.

Maraga also transferred Justice Jacqueline Kamau from Voi to the Civil Division in Nairobi whereas Justice Rose Ougo was moved to Kisii.

She will replace Justice Wilfrida Okwany who will be stationed at the Constitutional and Human Rights Division in Nairobi.

Judge George Kimondo who has been in Eldoret was posted to the Kisii High court as the presiding judge.

Judge Joseph Karanja has been transferred from Kisii to Homa Bay High court while Justice Roselyn Aburii will now man Bungoma High court  as the presiding judge having been transferred from the Judicial Review Division.

Justice Hellen Omondi has been moved from Homa Bay to Eldoret while Judge Boaz Olao from Kerguyo to Bungoma High court.

Judge Samuel Mukunya will moved from Bungoma to Kerugoya High court whereas Judge Abida Aroni has been transferred from Bungoma to the Family Division in Nairobi.

Last year, Jubilee party asked the CJ to remove Odunga from all August 8 election cases.

In a letter to CJ David Maraga, party secretary general Raphael Tuju notes with concern Odunga's relationship with NASA chief polls agent James Orengo.

Read: Jubilee demands removal of Judge Odunga over links to Orengo

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