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Uhuru oversees swearing in of 14 new judges

14 May 2015, 18:25 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta has overseen the swearing in of 14 new judges as the Judicial force grows in size.

The 14 were sworn in Thursday at State House Nairobi and will be absorbed into the Judicial force to help deal with an increased workload all over the country.

The new judges were appointed last week by Uhuru.

They are Justices Dorah O. Chepkwony, Ongeri Asenath Nyaboke, Kiarie Waweru Kiarie, Njuguna Lucy Mwihaki, Mativo Muting’a John, Nyakundi Reuben Nyambati, Riechi Stephen Nyangau, Sawe Olga Akech, Winfrida Adhiambo Okwany, Otieno Patrick Okwara, Anthony Kimani Ndung’u, Mugure Thande, Margaret Njoki Mwangi and Githinji Stephen Murugu.

The were sworn in by Chief Registrar of the Judiciary, Anne Amadi.

Uhuru urged the judges to uphold the constitution in serving the country and said that his government is supporting the Judiciary in many ways to ensure it grows in efficiency.

" The Executive arm of Government is ready to support the Judiciary with what it requires, including sufficient budgetary allocations, so that it can perform its duties efficiently," he said.

The 14 judges were part of the list of 25 forwarded by the JSC last year of whom at the time, President Kenyatta appointed 11.

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