CJ Koome Makes Sweeping Changes in Court Of Appeal

According to the Court of Appeal Transfer Policy, appellate judges are required to serve in one station for a period of two years only.

CJ Koome Makes Sweeping Changes in Court Of Appeal

Chief Justice Martha Koome on Monday, June 21 shifted 20 Court of Appeal judges, according to a statement by Senior Judiciary Communication Officer, Zakheem Rajan.

According to the Court of Appeal Transfer Policy, appellate judges are required to serve in one station for a period of two years only.

The new shuffle, which takes effect from Thursday, July 1, sees Justice Musinga serve as President of the Court of Appeal in Nairobi while Lady Justice Hannah Okwengu will serve as the Head- Civil Division in Nairobi.

President Uhuru Kenyatta poses for a group photo with CJ Martha Koome and 34 judges at State House on Friday, June 4, 2021. /PSCU

Justice Mohamed Warsame is the COA Representative to Judicial Service Commission, Nairobi and Justice Asike Makhandia will be the Head Criminal Division, Nairobi and Justice Kathurima M’Inoti will serve as Director, Judiciary Training Institute, Nairobi.

Lady Justices Roselyn Nambuye, Wanjiru Karanja, Agnes Murgor, Fatuma Sichale, Jamila Mohammed, Hellen Omondi and Justices Imaana Laibuta, Sankale ole Kantai and Msagha Mbogholi will also be based in Nairobi.

Justice Patrick O. Kiage will serve as Presiding Judge in Kisumu where he will be joined by Justice Francis Tuiyott and Lady Justice Mumbi Ngugi.

Justice Gatembu Kairu will be the Presiding Judge in Mombasa and he will be joined by Lady Justices Pauline Nyamweya and Jessie Lesiit in the new reshuffle.

The changes come after the names of 34 judges nominated by the JSC were gazetted by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The Ministry of Public Service Youth and Gender Affairs on Friday, June 18, honoured Chief Justice Martha Koome with a thanksgiving luncheon.

Chief Justice Martha Koome. /FILE