Opinion — Will Fred Ngatia swear Kenya’s 5th President?

The man or woman who will swear in Kenya’s 5th President has been identified. – By Henry Kimoli

This follows the shortlisting of 10 legal minds to replace the retired Chief Justice David Maraga…he who sent President Uhuru Kenyatta packing on 31st August 2017.

The 10 person shortlist includes Senior Counsel Fred Ngatia, Court of Appeal Judge Martha Koome and Justice Said Juma Chitembwe.

However, the justice corridors are still coming to terms over the Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu and the entire Supreme Court bench decision to snub the Chief Justice post.

Other candidates for the Chief Justice Senior Counsel Phillip Murgor, Justice Nduma Nderi and Moni Wekesa, whose candidature has been petitioned by the Kenya Rugby Union.