Justice Daniel Musinga has been sworn in as the new president of the Court of Appeal.
Musinga took the oath of office in Nairobi on Friday, 11th June, at a ceremony presided over by Chief Justice Martha Koome.
He was elected by the Court of Appeal judges on 24th May to replace Justice William Ouko, who was promoted to the Supreme Court.
Speaking after taking the oath of office, Justice Musinga said that he will discharge his duties to the best of his ability in a transparent, fair and just manner.
“I assure all of my commitment to uphold the oath I have taken and discharge my duties to the best of my ability in a transparent, fair, and just manner. The court has a clear roadmap of the path that will enable it to achieve its mission. My administration will listen to ideas that will assist in promoting efficient and effective service delivery. We will consult regularly with the leadership of the judiciary.”
He now becomes the third president of the Court of Appeal after Justice Kihara Kariuki (current Attorney-General) and Justice Ouko, who succeeded Kariuki.
Justice Musinga, who chairs the Judiciary’s Committee on Elections, will serve for a five-year term.
He is now expected to select a bench of judges to hear the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) appeal, which is currently before the court.
Musinga started his career in 1988, as an advocate of the High Court. In October 2003, he was appointed High Court judge. He then served in Nakuru until 2007 and later in Kisii in the High Court between 2008 and 2010.
Musinga, who has 33 years of service as a jurist, has been in the Court of Appeal since 8th November, 2012.