Justice Odunga heads to Machakos

The Judge slapped CS Matiang'i with a fine of Sh200,000 last week.

This will bring to an end, his tenure at Nairobi’s Judicial Review Division in Milimani Law Courts, where he has been handling high-profile cases including Miguna Miguna’s deportation.

Justice Odunga, among other cases, has handled a politically sensitive petition last year challenging the legality of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission’s (IEBC) county elections managers and determined just one day to the August 8 polls that they were illegally in office.

Equally, Odunga summoned key government officials to Milimani Law Courts including CS Fred Matiang’i, who after he failed, fined him Sh200,000 which would be deducted directly from his salary this month.

The direction from the Judge came after the CS failed to appear in court over failure to release Dr Miguna following his numerous court orders.

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Odunga also fined Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnett and Immigration boss to appear in court were ignored.

He was on Tuesday criticised by CS Mating’i when he appeared before parliamentary committee, accusing him of colluding with some activists to frustrate the functioning of the government.

Justice Odunga is among the high-profile judges who were transferred by Chief Justice David Maraga after last year’s highly contested General Election.

Seventeen other judges were moved in the reshuffle. The list of judges affected by the transfers includes Justice Richard Mwongo, the Principal Judge at the High Court, who has been moved to Naivasha, Justice Christine Meoli (Naivasha to Kiambu) and Justice Joel Ngugi (Kiambu to Nakuru as the presiding judge).

Also on the move are Maureen Odero from Nakuru to Nairobi (Civil Division), Justice Lydia Achode (Family Division in Nairobi to Eldoret) and Justice George Kimondo (Eldoret to Kisii).

They are all set to report to their new work stations today.

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