CJ Koome Transfers 14 Court of Appeal Judges

  • Martha Koome during her swearing in on Friday, May 21, at State House.
    Martha Koome during her swearing in on Friday, May 21, at State House.
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  • Chief Justice, Martha Koome, on Monday, June 21 transferred 20 Court of Appeal judges. 

    The affected Judges are from Kisumu, Nairobi and Malindi. 

    In a statement, Senior Judiciary Communication Officer, Zakheem Rajan indicated the transfer of the Judges of the Court of Appeal and posting of new judges.

    “Chief Justice Martha Koome, in consultation with Justice Daniel Musinga the President of the Court of Appeal, has transferred some judges of Appeal and also posted the new Judges,” Rajan affirmed. 

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    According to the Court of Appeal Transfer Policy, appellate judges are required to serve in one station for a period of two years only. 

    In the transfers which take effect from Thursday, July 1, 2021, Justice Asike Makhandia relocated from Kisumu to Nairobi as Head of the Criminal division. 

    Judge S. Gatembu Kairu shifted to Mombasa from Nairobi where he will carry out the role of presiding Judge. 

    Justice Agnes Murgor also advanced to Nairobi from Malindi. 

    Kenya's first blind Judge, Dr. Imaana Laibuta, has been dispatched to Nairobi. 

    Judges Msagha Mbogholi and Hellen Omondi were stationed at Nairobi while Mumbi Ngugi along with Francis Tuiyott have been deployed to Kisumu. 

    Justices Pauline Nyamweya and Jesie Lesiit were both placed in Mombasa. 

    The move comes after the Ministry of Public Service Youth and Gender Affairs on Friday, June 18, honoured Chief Justice Martha Koome with a thanksgiving luncheon. 

    Lady Justice Martha Koome while she delivered judgments and rulings of the Court of Appeal via Skype on April 24, 2020.
    Lady Justice Martha Koome while she delivered judgments and rulings of the Court of Appeal via Skype on April 24, 2020.