William Ouko's Replacement at Court of Appeal Announced

Masinga replaces Justice William Ouko who was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court on May 13. Justice Ouko had earlier eyed the top job as the Chief Justice. 

William Ouko's Replacement at Court of Appeal Announced

Justice Daniel Musinga will replace Justice William Ouko as the new President of the Court of Appeal.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) confirmed his election - paving the way for him to assume office immediately.

Masinga replaces Justice Ouko who was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court on May 13, 2021. Justice Ouko had earlier eyed the top job as the Chief Justice. 

Justice William Ouko takes his oath of office as judge of the Supreme Court of Kenya on May 21, 2021. /PSCU

The court of appeal judge is elected by the judges of the court of appeal to serve for a five-year term. The Court of appeal is made up of 30 judges.

In January, Justice Daniel Musangi was elected as the chairman of the Judicial Committee on Elections(JCE).

Justice Musangi started his career in 1988, as an advocate of the high court. He has an experience of 33 years as a jurist.

Around the same time Lady Justice Martha Koome was sworn in as Kenya's 15th Chief Justice, Justice William Ouko also took his oath to serve as judge of the Supreme Court in a ceremony at State House in Nairobi that took under 10 minutes.

President Uhuru Kenyatta confirmed the appointment of Justice Ouko as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Kenya through a gazette notice.

"In exercise of the powers conferred by Article 106 (1) (b) of the Constitution, I, Uhuru Kenyatta, President Of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-in-chief of the armed forces appoints Ouko William Okello to be the judge of the Supreme Court of Kenya."

The appointment comes a week after the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) nominated Justice Ouko to be the next Supreme Court Judge after a week of vigorous interviews.

Justice William Ouko during the interviews for Supreme Court Judge. /TWITTER