Justice Eric Ogolla Is The New Principal Judge Of the High Court Of Kenya

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High Court presiding judge Eric Ogola has been elected as the new High Court Principal Judge.

Ogolla was elected by other judges on Thursday, September 15, 2022, in an election exercise conducted by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

The Eldoret High Court presiding judge beat two other contestants interested in the post. He received 38 out of 58 votes cast.

In his acceptance speech, the new Principal Judge promised to establish efficient lines of communication between his office and judges of the court while being responsive to the needs of the judges by setting up fora for efficiently addressing issues affecting them.

Justice Ogola takes over from Justice Lydia Achode, who was elevated to the Court of Appeal.

The Principal judge will serve for a 5-year non-renewable term.

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