Chief Justice Martha Koome witnessed the swearing-in of seven Judges of the Court of Appeal at State House which was presided over by H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta, following recommendation by the Judicial Service Commission for their appointment.
The Chief Justice also witnessed the conferment of the title of Senior Counsel to 18 Advocates.
So far, A total of 41 judges have been sworn into office since the appointment of CJ Koome. This has greatly enhanced the capacity of the Judiciary to meet the people’s justice demands.
The CJ said for a long time, the Court of Appeal in Kisumu and Nyeri was not operational due to insufficiency of judges and the appointment of additional Judges of Appeal has facilitated the reopening of these stations.
The Judiciary budget for the FY 2022/23 has now been loaded onto the Judiciary Fund heralding an important breakthrough in meeting the Constitution’s envisioned financial and operational independence of the Judiciary.
The relationship between the Bench and the Bar is one of core mutuality and we celebrate the conferment of the title of Senior Counsel to the distinguished men and women who have earned this emblem of legal finesse and upstanding character.
Among those who witnessed was Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu, JSC members and the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Anne Amadi who administer the Oath.