• Ruto appointed the six judges on Monday after his inauguration ceremony.
• He also appointed two other judges of the Environment and Land Court.
Six judges appointed by President William Ruto were sworn in on Wednesday. https://bit.ly/3BF9PMM
Six judges appointed by President William Ruto were sworn in on Wednesday.
The event was overseen by Ruto at State House.
Ruto appointed the six judges on Monday after his inauguration ceremony.
He appointed Korir Kipyegon, Muchelule Otsyula, Odunga Vincent and Joel Ngugi.
He had also appointed two other judges Makori Evans of Environment and Elizabeth Omange of Land Court.
The six judges had earlier been rejected by former President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The six were among 40 others nominated in 2019 after a rigorous vetting exercise by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) between July and August of the same year.
In June 2021, Uhuru appointed 34 judges but left out six judges citing integrity issues.
In October 2021, the High Court ordered Uhuru to appoint the remaining judges within 14 days.
Attorney General Kihara Kariuki appealed the judgment saying he was dissatisfied with the court order.
The three-judge bench had said in their judgment that the President can be sidestepped in the process of appointing judges.
Judgment was rendered by justices James Wakiaga, William Musyoka and George Dulu.