Justice Daniel Musinga is officially the President of Kenya’s Court of Appeal.
He took an oath on Friday, June 11, in a ceremony held in Nairobi headed by Chief Justice Martha Koome.
“I Daniel Kiio Musinga, Justice of the Court of Appeal, having been duly elected the President of the Court of Appeal, do swear in the name of the Almighty God that I will in my capacity as the President of the court, diligently serve the people and the Republic of Kenya and to impartially administer justice to all equally in accordance with the Constitution, the laws and customs of the Republic without fear, favour, bias, affection, ill-will or any other influence,” he said.
Justice Musinga vowed to faithfully give general directions for the efficient administration of the court and uphold the dignity and respect for the court, the Judiciary, and the judicial system of Kenya by promoting fairness, independence, competence, and integrity.
He now has the authority to select judges to hear appeals, including the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).
Masinga took over from former President Justice William Ouko, who was appointed the Supreme Court Judge.
He is the third Judge of the court after Justice Kihara Kariuki, the current Attorney General, and Justice Ouko