In a recent judicial reshuffle, Lady Justice Mugure Thande who suspended President William Ruto’s Finance Act 2023, a decision that reverberated across the nation has been repositioned alongside 12 others within the judiciary.
Lady Justice Mugure Thande has been moved to Malindi Court in changes effected by Principal Judge of the High Court Justice Eric Ogola.
She hands over the reins to Justice Chacha Mwita, an experienced figure who will now preside over the Milimani Constitutional and Human Rights Division.
Meanwhile, Lady Justice Diana Kavedza will spearhead specialized courts at Kibra and Kahawa Courts.
Justice David Majanja, transitioning from the Commercial and Tax Division, will now serve in the Civil Division.
As the judiciary adapts to the evolving legal landscape, the reshuffle extends to regional courts as well.
Notably, Lady Justice Maureen Odero moves from at Milimani Family Division to Nyeri High Court as the Presiding Judge.
Nyeri High Court Judge Florence Muchemi has been transferred to Thika High Court where she will preside.
Justice Hillary Chemitei, who is currently at the Nakuru High Court, will preside at Milimani Family Division.
Nakuru High Court will be presided over by Lady Justice Hedwig Ong’undi of the Constitutional and Human Rights Division at Milimani.
Lady Justice Patricia Gichohi will take over Lady Justice Teresa Odera’s post at Nakuru High Court.
Odera will move to Kisii High Court, where Gichohi is currently stationed.
Further, Justice Peter Mulwa has been posted at Milimani- Commercial and Tax Division from the Kiambu High Court.
He will work alongside Justice Aleem Visram who is at the Milimani – civil Division.
While some transitions have already taken place, the deployment of Lady Justice Lilian Mutende, currently nominated as the CSO chair, is still pending.