The Judiciary has redeployed 18 Judges of the Environment and Land Court in accordance with the Transfer Policy of Judges.
According to a statement sent to newsrooms, the move was undertaken following the appointment of 34 Judges by President Uhuru Kenyatta, with the 18 new Judges to serve as Judges of the Environment and Land Court.
The statement advised the new Judges to report to their stations on August 1, while the transferred Judges will have until September 15, 2021, to move to their new working stations.
The list sent to newsrooms has indicated that, Justice Oscar Angote, will move from the Machakos High Court to Milimani ELC, Lucy Gacheru moved from Thika High Court to Murang’a High Court, Lucy Waithaka moved from Nyeri and awaits the tribunal’s decision before being assigned new station.
Francis Muchoki has been moved from Chuka High Court to Isiolo High Court, Elijah Obaga moved from Milimani ELC to Eldoret High Court, Kossy Bor moved from Milimani ELC to Nanyuki High Court, and Christine Ochieng moved from Kajiado High Court to Machakos High Court.
Bernard Eboso has been moved from Milimani ELC to Thika High Court, Millicent Odeny from Eldoret High Court to Malindi High Court, Lucy Hiuhu Mbugua from Meru High Court to Milimani ELC, Nelly Matheka moved from Kakamega High Court to Mombasa High Court, while Charles Yano has been moved from Mombasa High Court to Chuka High Court.
Justice James Olola has been moved from Malindi High Court to Nyeri High Court, Francis Njoroge Mwangi from Kitale High Court to Nakuru High Court, Grace Kemei from Murang’a High Court to Thika High Court, Dalmas Ohungo from Nakuru High Court to Kakamega, and George Ong’ondo from Migori High Court to Homa Bay High Court.
Further, Mohamed Kullow has been moved from Narok High Court to Migori High Court while Charles G. Mbogo has been moved from Makueni High Court to Narok High Court.
Justice Mboya Oguttu Joseph, will serve at the Milimani ELC, Naikuni Lucas Leperes will serve at Mombasa High Court, while Mwanyale Michalel Ngolo has been deployed to Kapsabet High Court.
Addraya Edda Dena, has been deployed to Kwale High Court, Kimani Lilian Gathoni to Kitui High Court, Kamau Joseph M. Cherere to Nyamira High Court, Wabwoto Karoph Edward, to Milimani, Koros Anne Yatich Kipingor to Siaya High Court.
Justice Gicheru Maxwel Ndwiga, has been assigned to Kajiado High Court, Mogeni Ann J. Akhalemesi to Milimani, Ongarora Fred Nyagaka to Kitale High Court, Christopher Kyania Nzili to Meru High Court, and David Mwangi to Milimani.
Lynette Achieng, will serve at the Nakuru High Court, Washe Emmanuel Mutwana at Kilgoris High Court, Nyukuri Annet at Machakos High Court, Murigi Theresa Wairimu at Makueni High Court while Justice Asati Esther will be serving at Vihiga High Court.
President Uhuru Kenyatta last month sworn in 34 Judges at State House Nairobi despite protests from lawyers and politicians over his move to reject six Judges from the list recommended by Judicial Service Commission.
President Kenyatta urged the newly appointed Judges to serve the people of Kenya “with unfailing integrity and commitment,” adding that their decisions should be guided on unbiased and faithful application of the Constitution.
The ceremony was witnessed by Chief Justice, Martha Koome and Chief Registrar of Judiciary Anne Amadi and a host of Judges.
By Alice Gworo