CJ Martha Koome Moves 25 Judges In Major Reshuffle

  • From Left: Justice Kanyi Kimondo, Justice Anthony Mrima and Lady Justice Grace Nzioka
    From Left to right: A collage of Justice Kanyi Kimondo, Justice Anthony A. Mrima and Lady Justice Grace Nzioka
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  • Chief Justice Martha Koome on Monday, July, 25 effected the transfer of 25 Judges in a major reshuffle that seeks to address gaps created by the promotion of judges to other courts.

    Among the notable judges that have been transferred include Justice Mugire Thande who has moved from the Family Division to the Constitutional & Human Rights Division effective, effective August 1.

    Justice Mugure has previously handled major cases with the most notable one being that of ordering relatives and family members or close relatives to stop distribution of the late Tob Cohen's estate.

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    Chief Justice Martha Koome during her swearing in event in May 2O21.
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    Also affected by the changes is Justice Grace Nzioka who will be the presiding judge in Naivasha court with effect from September 15, 2022. She has been serving in the Criminal Division of the High Court yielding exceptional case management strategies. 

    The judge is noted to have recused herself from a case she was handling involving former Cabinet Secretary Raphael Tuju challenging the London Court to recover Ksh 1.5 billion in loans.

    Justice Kanyi Kimondo was moved from Murang’a and will now assume the position of the presiding judge in the Criminal Division starting September, 15, 2022.

    The Judge  has also made notable judgments among them convicting Grace Njeri for killing her son after pleading guilty of manslaughter

    Justice Anthony Mrima has been transferred to Kitale. He has been serving in the Constitutional & Human Rights Division at Mlimani Law Courts. He has now been promoted to the position of the presiding judge in Kitale Law Courts from August 1, 2022.

    His transfer follows the appointment of justice Luka Kimaru to the Court of Appeal. Before he moved to Nairobi, he made a record of delivering 70 judgments in a span of 23 days during the pandemic.

    One of the most recent cases he has been handling involved the Kenyatta University Land row with the government where the state allocated a parcel of land to the World Health Organization.

    He also sentenced the Director of Criminal Investigation (DCI) George Kinoti to four months in prison for failing to honor court rulings.

    Apart from handing the DCI Kinoti a jail term, he also quashed President Uhuru Kenyatta's appointment of Cabinet Assistant Secretaries terming it constitutional .

    Chief Justice Martha Koome receiving a surprise gift on her birthday party on Friday June 3, 2022
    Chief Justice Martha Koome receiving a surprise gift at her birthday party on Friday, June 3, 2022
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