Justice Mumbi Ngugi moved to Kericho High Court

What you need to know:

  • The changes seen by the Nation also include the establishment of a High Court in Kiambu.

  • The court will be headed by Justice Joel Ngugi, who was the head of the Judiciary Training Institute, off Kiambu Road. He was replaced by Justice J Otieno-Odek.

  • To allow the judges time to finish the cases they are handling, Chief Justice Mutunga indicated that the transfers take effect from June 2.

Justice Mumbi Ngugi has been transferred from the Constitutional and Human Rights Division to the High Court in Kericho.

According to new postings by Chief Justice Willy Mutunga, Justice Ngugi, who was used to handling high-profile matters at the Nairobi-based division, will now be the presiding judge in Kericho.

Justice Ngugi is scheduled to release a possible landmark judgment on a case where a blogger has challenged the powers of the government to prosecute individuals on the charge of “misuse of a licensed telecommunication device”. She was initially scheduled to rule on the matter last Friday but postponed it.

HIGH COURT IN KIAMBU

The changes seen by the Nation also include the establishment of a High Court in Kiambu.

Appeals from the county’s magistrates courts will, therefore, be handled in the town and suspects in capital offences such as murder and robbery with violence will no longer have to be taken to the city.

The court will be headed by Justice Joel Ngugi, who was the head of the Judiciary Training Institute, off Kiambu Road. He was replaced by Justice J Otieno-Odek.

To allow the judges time to finish the cases they are handling, Chief Justice Mutunga indicated that the transfers take effect from June 2.

Justice Edward Muriithi is the new entrant at the Constitutional and Human Rights Division while the Judicial Review Division has Justice Roselyn Aburili as the newest judge.

Justice Samson Odhiambo Okong’o will head the Land and Environment Division in Nairobi as the presiding judge while Justice James Makau will be the presiding judge at the High Court in Siaya.

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