• May 25, 2024
  • Last Update May 25, 2024 8:44 PM
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Chiloba, Maangi land ambassadorial appointments as JSC appoints 20 High Court judges

Chiloba, Maangi land ambassadorial appointments as JSC appoints 20 High Court judges

By Peter Ochieng

Former Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ezra Simiyu Chiloba and former Kisii Deputy Governor, Joash Maangi are among over 20 high commissioners, ambassadors, permanent representatives and consuls – general appointees.

The appointments were confirmed by President William Ruto through a gazette notice number 5162 dated 2nd May, 2024, after vetting by the National Assembly.

Chiloba who also served as Communications Authority (CA) Director General is now the new Consul General in Los Angeles, United States of America (USA).

Maangi who served as Kisii DG for two terms is Kenya’s High Commissioner to Uganda. 

The other appointees are Catherine Kirumba (London, UK), Jonah Mwangi (Tehran, Iran), Lilian Tomitom (Lusaka, Zambia), Peter Mbogo (Islamabad, Pakistan), Caroline Kamende (Ottawa, Canada), Vincent Mogaka (Accra, Ghana), Fred Otieno Outa (Cairo, Egypt), Anne Kisaka (Dakar, Senegal), Timothy Kaluma (Algiers, Algeria), Christopher Andrew Lang’at (Abidjan, Ivory Coast) and Jessica Muthoni (Rabat, Morocco).

Others are: Khalima Yusuf (The Hague, Netherlands), David Kiplagat Kerich (Washington, USA), Everline Mwenda (Havana, Cuba), Peter Mutuku (Moscow, Russia), Moi Lemoshira (Tokyo, Japan), Kenneth Milimo (Abu Dhabi, UAE), Abdi Aden (Muscat, Oman), Getrude Angote (United Nations Environment Program – UNEP), Grace Atieno (United Nations Habitat), Fancy Too (Geneva, Switzerland), Ekitela Erastus (United Nations, New York, USA) and David Iboko (Dubai, UAE).

President William Ruto has since revoked the appointment of Vincent Kemosi Mogaka (former West Mugirango MP) as Kenya’s High Representative to Ghana.

Meanwhile, the Judicial Service Commissioner (JSC) headed by Chief Justice Martha Koome has appointed 20 new High Court judges.

JSC in a statement said it received 305 applications after running an advertisement on the 20 High Court judge positions. 100 were shortlisted but only 95 were interviewed, after four candidates withdrew, while one was appointed Chief Registrar of the Judiciary.

JSC added that the 20 appointees were settled on after lengthy deliberations and consideration of the constitutional imperatives of merit, gender, regional/ethnic balance and affirmative action.

Those appointed are: Moses Ado, Alice Bett, Benjamin Musyoki, John Tamar, Francis Weche, Andrew Bahati, Julius Kipkosgei, Wendy Kagendo, Emily Onyando and Helen Namisi.

Others are: Alexander Muteti, Julius Nangea, Benjamin Kimani, Caroline Kendagor, Stephen Mbungi, Linus Kassan, Noel Onditi, Tabitha Wanyama, Rhoda Rutto and Joe Omido.

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