Uhuru Responds to Criticism After Rejection of 6 Judges, Including 2 Who Declared BBI Illegal

President Uhuru Kenyatta

President Uhuru Kenyatta has today delved into the raging debate on the appointment of 34 Court of Appeal Judges that also saw six other names including two who were part of the bench that ruled against the BBI report declined.

Speaking during the swearing in of the judges at State House, the head of state reassured the judiciary of his full support.

 President Kenyatta stated that he will not turn a blind eye to other state organs.

“As long as I serve as president, I will choose the right over convenient; the hard over the easy, and I am not doing this for myself but for the people of Kenya and for posterity,” President Kenyatta stated.

He reminded the judges to serve Kenyans without bias.

“That your actions and decisions be guided slowly on the unbiased and faithful application of the Constitution and our written laws, our principles and values as a nation, and the overriding interest of justice,” he said. 

The Swearing-in Ceremony was presided over by President Uhuru Kenyatta and attended by Chief Justice Hon Martha Koome and President of the Court of Appeal Justice Daniel Musinga among other senior Government and Judicial Officers.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Chief Justice Martha Koome during the swearing in of Judges at State House Nairobi on June 4, 2021.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and Chief Justice Martha Koome during the swearing in of Judges at State House Nairobi on June 4, 2021.

Notable among the omissions were Justice George Vincent Odunga and Justice Joel Mwaura Ngugi.

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