Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Justice Musinga sworn in as new Court of Appeal President

Justice Daniel Musinga has on Friday been sworn in as the new Court of Appeal President.

In a ceremony preceded over by Chief Justice Martha Koome, Justice Musinga now takes over the mantle from fellow judge Justice William Ouko who was promoted to becoming the President of the Supreme Court of Kenya.

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Several tasks await the new President but top of the list will be the hearing of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) amendment bill that had been termed by the High Court as null and void.

Justice Musinga will select a team of Judges from the court to hear and determine the appeal filed by both President Uhuru Kenyatta and his handshake brother Hon. Raila Odinga.

Speaking at the ceremony, CJ Martha Koome admitted outside interference in the daily functions of the Judiciary and even admitted a take-over plan by some agencies and people.

The Judiciary has collided with the Executive during and after former CJ David Maraga’s tenure who opposed decisions of President Uhuru Kenyatta. Recent on the list was the rejection of six judges by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Chief Justice Martha Koome has been urged to act with diplomacy the existing push and pulls in order to restore the dignity of the courts.

Berryl Achieng
Kenyan news interests me a lot but I also keep tabs on other news making headlines in Africa and around the world.

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