Uhuru Appoints Charles Nyachae as East African Court of Justice Judge

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday nominated former Senatorial aspirant Charles Nyachae to become Judge at the East African Court of Justice.

Mr Nyachae, who was one of the President's point-men in Kisii County, vied for the Senate seat on a Jubilee ticket and lost. 

He would later be nominated to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) by the ruling party and still lost after the National Assembly elected the representatives.

According to State House spokesman Manoah Esipisu, Mr Nyachae will take the oath of office in Kampala - Uganda, during the ongoing East Africa Community (EAC) presidential summit.

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The East African Court of Justice is one of the organs of the EAC bloc that is charged with the duty to ensure adherence to law in the interpretation and application of and compliance with the EAC Treaty.

The court, whose headquarters are in Arusha, Tanzania, is manned by 15 judges taken from member States and each Judge is allowed to serve a seven-year, non-renewable term.

It is further divided into two administrative divisions - First Instance Division and the Appellate Division - which are jointly headed by a President picked from the 15 judges and a Vice President of the Court.

President Kenyatta made the appointment while on his three-day long State visit to attend the Joint Retreat of EAC Heads of State.

On Thursday, President Kenyatta delivered a keynote address to the assembly describing the gains and opportunities the region has made in the infrastructure and health sectors.

The President, however, urged his counterparts to begin to break away from the bureaucratic systems that have plagued public-private sector partnerships.

"I have a problem with some bureaucrats who frustrate investors by taking more time approving projects. Where we have partners willing to do projects lets facilitate them," President Kenyatta stated.

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