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Kenya: CJ Maraga reshuffles Court of Appeal judges, 7 moved to city

Justices Erastus Githinji, Martha Koome and Fatuma Sichale are among several who will serve in Nairobi from April 8 following transfers by Chief Justice David Maraga.

The three have been moved to the capital from Kisumu, Malindi and Nyeri respectively.

Justice Wanjiru Karanja comes to the city from Malindi and so do Kisumu’s Hannah Okwengu and Jamila Mohammed as well as Nyeri’s Sankale ole Kantai.


Justices Gatembu Kairu and Agnes Murgor were both moved from Nairobi to Malindi while Asike Makhandia and Patrick Kiage were transferred from the city to Kisumu.

Otieno Odek have been moved from Nairobi to Kisumu while Roselyne Nambuye and Daniel Masinga have been moved from Nairobi to Nyeri.

In a statement on Monday, the Judiciary’s Deputy Director of Public Affairs and Communication said Justice Alnashir Visram will remain in Malindi.

Justices Mohammed Warsame, Philip Waki and Katrhurima M’Inoti were not affected.

The Court of Appeal President is William Ouko who is also based in Nairobi.


On February 4, CJ Maraga announced the transfer of five judges including Chacha Mwita, who left the Constitutional and Human Rights Division to be the Presiding Judge at the Kajiado High Court.

The others who were moved were Wilfrida Okwany, James Aaron Makau, Weldon Korir and Reuben Nyakundi.

The changes the CJ has made have followed a pressure pile-up amid the war on corruption.

Some members of the Judiciary have been accused of hindering the war through the granting of prayers for anticipatory bail and release from custody on lenient terms.

Mr Maraga has said several times that most critical is the presentation of cases with sufficient evidence against the accused for the sake of convictions.

By Daily Nation

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