Caption: Justice Ngenye Wangui takes oath of office during the swearing in ceremony of Judges. Looking on is the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary, Gladys Boss Shollei and acting head of Civil Service Francis Kimemia.
Nine High Court Judges were today sworn in to join an increasing number of judicial officers recruited to eliminate the artificial staff shortage in the courts. This is expected to reduce the case backlogs in the courts that has been blamed on lean staff.
The nine judges, eight for the High Court and one of the Industrial court, were sworn in today at State House, Nairobi in a ceremony presided over by President Mwai Kibaki and witnessed by the acting head of Civil Service Francis Kimemia.
Chief Justice Dr. Willy Mutunga said that the judiciary intends to decentralize the Industrial Court and the Court of Appeal, and rationalize the posting of High Court judges on the basis of the empirics of case load and distance to court.
The judges sworn in today on the 17th September 17, 2012 included, Justice Mathews Nderi Nduma of the Industrial Court, Justice Musyoka W. Musya, Lady Justice Nancy J. Njuhi, Justice Ngaah Jairus, Justice Muthuku F. Gikonyo, Justice Muya Martin Mati, Justice Maina Esther Nyambura, Justice Mutende Lilian Nambwire and Justice Ngenye Grace Wangui.