Kenyan High Court will decide whether president must swear in judicial appointments

By Richard Munguti, 17 December 2019
High Court of Kenya (photo credit: Dongyi Liu/flickr)
High Court of Kenya (photo credit: Dongyi Liu/flickr)
Forty one judges appointed in July 2018 to join the appellate, land and labour courts will know their fate on February 6, 2020, when a ruling will be made on whether to compel the President to have them sworn-in. The Judicial Service Commission (JSC), through senior counsel Paul Muite, told a three-judge bench on Monday that "President Uhuru Kenyatta has no alternative but to discharge his constitutional mandate". Mr Muite told High Court judges Lydia Achode, Enoch Chacha Mwita and James Makau that the Constitution requires the President to nominate and swear-in persons recommended to him by the JSC for appointment.
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