Thursday, April 02, 2009
Seven new judges sworn-in
Written By:PPS , Posted: Thu, Apr 02, 2009
President Mwai Kibaki has asked Court of Appeal and High Court judges to strictly adhere to the rule of law when discharging their duties.
Speaking after witnessing the swearing-in of two appellate and five puisne judges at State House Nairobi Thursday, President Kibaki expressed confidence that they will uphold the rule of law and serve Kenyans without fear or favour, affection or ill will.
The newly sworn-in judges were Hon. Mr. Justice Alnashir Ramazanali Magan Visram and Hon. Mr. Justice Joseph Gregory Nyamu of the Court of Appeal.
Others were High Court judges Justice Mr. Aggrey Otsyula Muchelule, Lady Justice Florence Nyaguthi Muchemi, Lady Justice Maureen Akinyi Odero, Lady Justice Abida Ali-Aroni and Justice Mr. Said Chitembwe.
"I am sure you are capable and will perform your duties well and set a good example for the rest," the Head of State told the judges.
The swearing-in ceremony, which was also witnessed by Chief Justice Evan Gicheru and Head of Public Service and Secretary to the Cabinet Amb. Francis Muthaura was conducted by High Court Registrar Mrs. Lydiah Achode.
Elsewhere, the high court broke for its first vacation this year; however the lower courts-chief magistrate's court will continue with its normal business.
There will be a duty judge who will be conducting the matters that have been certified as urgent.
The vacation is expected to end on the 21st of this month.