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“We Have Recruited 14 Kenyan Women” CJ Willy Mutunga

Nairobi, August 23rd 2011 – “Today we have recruited 14 women” Chief Justice Willy Mutunga said Monday when he announced recruitment of 28 new high court judges.

Deputy Chief Electoral Officer with the Interim Independent Electoral Commission Gladys Sholei takes up the post of the new Chief Registrar of the judiciary replacing Lydia Achode Awino, who becomes one of the 28 newly appointed judges

Mrs Shollei, who previously headed the National Council for Law Reporting will be in charge of administrative issues in the Judiciary.

Among the 28 recruited in what Dr Mutunga described as a competitive and transparent process were a Kenyan European, a woman with albinism, Kenyans living abroad and 11 serving magistrates all representing various counties.

“We have picked candidates keeping in mind the Constitutional requirement on gender, ethnicity, minorities and other forms of marginalization,” he said.

The new judges are


  1. Mrs Lydia Awino Achode
  2. Mrs Stella Muketi
  3. Ms Grace Mumbi Ngugi
  4. Mrs Grace Nzioka
  5. Ms Pauline Nyamweya
  6. Mrs Beatrice Jaden Thuranira
  7. Mrs Celicia Githua
  8. Mrs Christine Meoli
  9. Mrs Hedwig Ong’udi
  10. Ms Stella Ngali Mutuku
  11. Mrs Rose Ougo
  12. Mrs Roseline Lagat Korir
  13. Mrs Abigail Mshila


  1. Prof Joel Ngugi Mwaura
  2. Mr Joseph Mbalu Murithi
  3. Mr Edward Muthoga
  4. Mr George Kanyi Kimondo
  5. Mr David Majanja
  6. Mr Jonathan Bowen Havelock
  7. Mr Weldon Kipyegon Korir
  8. Mr James Wakiaga
  9. Mr Erick Okumu Ogola
  10. Mr George Vincent Odunga
  11. Mr Hillary Kiplagat Chemitei
  12. Mr Mutava
  13. Mr James Aaron Makau
  14. Mr Francis Tuiyot
  15. Mr Richard Mururu Mwongo

One Response

  1. Iam a small shareholder of CMC and Egad companies. And Iam unhappy with our courts.
    As much as CJ Mutunga advises we should appeal when we dont like judgements and interim court orders he should take steps to see to it that Ceasars wife is beyond reproach.
    How does a stay of ‘status quo’ remain ‘status quo’ if the Board of a company is changed after a judge issues orders? And how can orders in the case of Tatu City issued based on a forgery remain in force even when the existence of the forgery is confirmed and unchallenged?

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