Two judges record statements at DCI headquarters

In Summary

• Muchelule was among six judges President Uhuru Kenyatta declined to promote when he finally gazetted the names of judges in June.

• Uhuru gazetted 34 of the 40 judges he had been pressed to appoint since 2019.

Judges Said Chitembwe and Aggrey Muchelule.
Judges Said Chitembwe and Aggrey Muchelule.
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Two judges were on Thursday recorded statements at the DCI headquarters over work related matters.

They are justices Said Chitembwe and Aggrey Muchelule.

Speaking at DCI headquarters, lawyer Danstan Omari said the judges had been targeted as part of the President 'revisiting' the Judiciary. 

Muchelule was among six judges President Uhuru Kenyatta declined to promote when he finally gazetted the names of judges in June.

Uhuru gazetted 34 of the 40 judges he had been pressed to appoint since 2019.

In July 2019, the JSC interviewed and selected the 41 judges and recommended them for appointment by the President.

Some 11 names were forwarded for appointment as Court of Appeal judges and 30 for the High Court. One person has since died.

Other judges whos names were rejected are George Odunga, Weldon Korir and Prof Joel Ngugi who were recommended for the Court of Appeal.

Uhuru had cited integrity issues when declining to appoint the judges.

Chitembwe had interviewed for the position of Chief Justice and judge of the Supreme Court but was unsuccessful in both.