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February 21, 2018

[VIDEO] Uhuru nominates Olive Mugenda, Felix Koskei to Judicial Service Commission

Former Kenyatta University Vice chancellor Olive Mugenda during a past meeting in Nairobi. /FILE
Former Kenyatta University Vice chancellor Olive Mugenda during a past meeting in Nairobi. /FILE

President Uhuru Kenyatta has nominated Patrick Gichohi, Olive Mugenda and Felix Koskei as members of the Judicial Service Commission.

"I have forwarded the names to the National Assembly for approval," Uhuru said via twitter on Tuesday.

Mugenda is a former Vice Chancellor of Kenyatta University, Kosgey the former Agricultural Cabinet Secretary.

JSC comprises of the Chief Justice (Chairperson), one Supreme Court judge, one Court of Appeal judge, one High Court judge and a magistrate - one a woman and one a man.

Others are the Attorney-General, two advocates, one a woman and one a man; one person nominated by the Public Service Commission; and one woman and one man to represent the public.

The latter must not be lawyers and are appointed by the President with the approval of the National Assembly as is the case of Mugenda and Kosgey.

Uhuru further nominated Kennedy Ogeto as Solicitor General, Njee Muturi as Deputy Chief of Staff.

In the changes, Abdikadir Mohammed has been nominated as Kenya's ambassador to South Korea.

Ogeto was part of Uhuru's legal team when he faced charges before the International Criminal Court.

Abdikadir has served as Uhuru’s Constitutional and Legal Advisor.

Also read: Attorney General Githu Muigai resigns, Uhuru nominates Justice Paul Kihara

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