Refusing to appoint 6 judges was unjustified, Orengo tells Uhuru

Refusing to appoint 6 judges was unjustified, Orengo tells Uhuru

BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,14TH SEPT,2022-Siaya Governor James Orengo has criticised President Uhuru Kenyatta over his failure to appoint six judges that were nominated in 2019 by the Judicial Service Commission.

In a statement shortly after the judges were sworn in Wednesday, the senior counsel said there was no justification for the former president’s failure in making the appointment.

“There was no justification at all to frustrate the appointment of the judges of the Court of Appeal, some of the best judicial brains. Kudos to Muchelule , Korir, Ngugi, Makori & Omange,” Orengo said.

President William Ruto made the appointment of the judges his first assignment on Tuesday shortly after he took oath of office.

The new President gazetted the appointment of the judges on Tuesday and oversaw their swearing-in on Wednesday at State House, Nairobi.

The event was witnessed by former Chief Justice David Maraga.

“And Maraga was there to witness it all. An independent judiciary is paramount,” Orengo said.

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