President William Ruto has gazetted the appointment of 20 High Court judges.
The gazettement comes days after the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) submitted a list of 20 successful High Court Judge position applicants to the president for appointment.
The appointees now await their swearings-in.
Their recruitment started in March this year.
“After lengthy deliberations and careful consideration of the performance of the various candidates and based on the constitutional imperative of merit, gender, regional balance and affirmative action, the JSC has recommended the appointment of the underlisted…,” the JSC said on December 1.
According to the Judiciary website, the High Court has 66 judges, with one of them on suspension.
Justice Said Chitembwe was suspended to allow the Judicial Service Commission investigate him over gross misconduct allegations.
The incorporation of 20 more judges will bring to 86 the total number of High Court judges.
Below are the High Court judge appointees:
Gichohi Patricia Njeri
Ms. Mongare Josephine Wayua Wambua
Ms. Nyaundi Patricia Mande, SC
Kavedza Diana Rachel
Ms. Chirchir Sophie Chebet
Prof. (Dr.) Sifuna Nixon Wanyama, PhD
Ms. Shariff Mwanaisha Saida
Nyaga Heston Mbogo
Chigiti John Mugwimi
Mulwa Peter Mutua
Nthiga Lawrence Mugambi
Wananda John Robert Anuro
Mohochi Samwel Mukira
Olel Francis Rayola Ochieng Odhiambo
Dr. Githiru Freda Mugambi
Mr. Magare Dennis Kizito Ng'wono
Hon. Macharia Florence Wangari
Odera Teresa Achieng
Visram Aleem Alnashir