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Justice Chacha Mwita Among 5 Judges Transferred By Chief Justice Maraga

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HIGH COURT JUDGE CHACHA MWITA. / COURTESY
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HIGH COURT JUDGE CHACHA MWITA. / COURTESY

The President of the Supreme Court Chief Justice David Maraga on Monday issued a press release noting that five high court judges will be moved from their current work stations.

According to a letter seen by KahawaTungu, Maraga stated: “Following an assessment of the needs and resources of the Judiciary, it has become necessary to make a few transfers at this time.

In this regard, you are hereby transferred to Commercial and Tax Division of the High Court at Nairobi with effect from 1st Mach 2019,” read the letter addressed to Lady Justice Wilfrida Okwany who has been working at the Constitutional Court together with Justice Chacha Mwita.

Judge Mwita has been transferred to the Kajiado High Court to serve as the Presiding Judge.

Whereas Commercial and Tax Division Judge, Justice James Aaron Makau has replaced Mwita at the Constitutional and Human Rights Division.

Judge Makau will work together with Justice Weldon Korir, who has been working at the Malindi High Court.

In-turn Justice Reuben Nyakundi, the sitting judge at the Kajiado High Court has been moved to preside over the Malindi High Court.

Read: Chief Justice Maraga Promises Expeditious Prosecution On Corruption Cases

This is the second reshuffle during Justice Maraga’s tenure as the CJ.

In 2018, he replaced almost all the judges in the Milimani Constitutional and Judicial Review Division with their counterparts from the counties.

At the time, 18 judges were affected.

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Written by Jael Keya

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