CJ Martha Koome to appeal against High Court judgement that ordered Uhuru to appoint six judges he rejected

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 11 Nov, 2021 19:36 | < 1 min read
Chief Justice Martha Koome. PHOTO/COURTESY

Chief Justice Martha Koome will now appeal against the entire judgement of the High Court that ordered President Uhuru Kenyatta to appoint six judges he rejected in June last year.

CJ Koome through Muma and Kanjama Advocates has filed a notice of appeal against the entire decision of the High court saying she was dissatisfied with it.

“Take notice that the Chief Justice of Kenya being dissatisfied with the judgment and decree of the High court intends to appeal to the court of Appeal the entire judgement and decree,” reads the notice.

The High Court had ordered the President to appoint the six nominees within 14 days failure to which, his powers would be considered to have expired and the six will be deemed to be duly appointed.

Justices George Dulu, William Musyoka and James Wakiaga had directed Chief Justice Martha Koome to swear in the six judges after the lapse of the two weeks.

The six nominees that were left out are; Joel Ngugi, George Odunga, Weldon Korir, Aggrey Muchelule, Registrar of the High Court Judy Omange and Chief Magistrate Evans Kiago.

The Court of Appeal on November 1, suspended the High Court orders pending a ruling on whether to stop the High Court orders regarding the six judges.

Justices Roselyn Nambuye, Imaana Laibuta and Wanjiru Karanja directed status quo to be maintained until November 19, after hearing arguments from the Attorney General, President Kenyatta and the Katiba Institute regarding the appointment of the six nominees.

They also consolidated the two appeals filed by President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Attorney General challenging the High court decision.