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High Court suspends Uhuru’s JSC nominations


The High court has suspended President Uhuru Kenyatta’s nominees to the Judicial Service Commission.

Judge John Mativo made the decision on Friday following an application by the Yash Pal Ghai-led Katiba Institute.

The group wants the appointment of the three nominees — Olive Mugenda, Felix Koskei, and Patrick Gichohi — invalidated.

Mativo said the three should not be gazetted or sworn in to office.

The orders will be in force for 14 days. The case will be heard on March 20.

The lobby group sought urgent temporary orders stopping appointment of the JSC nominees saying the process was not transparent.

The three were nominated by the President on February 13 and vetted by the Parliamentary Committee on Justice on February 21.

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