Chief Justice, David Maranga.
Some days back The President, Uhuru Kenyatta, Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji and Chief Justice David Maraga, Deputy President William Ruto, Former Premier and other dignitaries convened at a anti-corruption conference on the backdrop of Kenya’s heightened war against corruption to mull over the way forward.
The war has seen different parties point fingers at each other amid criticism by the public following wastage of public resources and the lack of convictions.
The Judiciary headed by CJ Maranga was once again on the receiving end for being a stumbling block in the fight against corruption.
During the conference, the multiagency team headed by AG Kihara talked tough, warning those engaging in the vice that they will not enjoy their ill-gotten proceeds accusing the Judiciary of being a deterrent instead of an enabler in the war.
Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Hajji.
Maranga found it hard to stomach all the allegations and blame pointed towards him and accused the DPP Noordin Hajj for presenting weak cases that have not been fully investigated.
To ascertain his muscle and fight against the vice, the President of the Judiciary has reshuffled his office.
Those moved include Justice Chacha Mwita who has been moved to Kajiado High Court from Milimani law courts in Nairobi. Chacha was working in the Constitutional and Human Rights Division and starts a new role as the presiding judge in Kajiado County.
Reuben Nyakundi swaps with Mwita from the Kajiado High Court where he was the presiding judge to Malindi High Court where he will hold a like position.
Renown Judge, Justice George Odunga. He has been moved to Machakos.
James Aaron Makau was serving in the Commercial and Tax Division has been moved to the Constitutional and Human Rights Division.
Justice Wilfrida Okwany who was serving at Eldoret High Court as the Constitutional and Human Rights Division is now set to join the Commercial and Tax Division in the same court.
Justice Weldon Kori has been moved from Malindi High Court to the Constitutional and Human Rights Division.
Renowned Judge Justice George Odunga, has not been spared either, he has been presiding over the Judicial Review Division in Nairobi and has been sent to Machakos in a similar reshuffle in 2018.
According to the Chief Justice, these transfers are taking effect on March first.