The judiciary has received a boost with the appointment of 36 new judges and additional budgetary support following a high-level meeting that was held Monday, January 22, 2024 at State House Nairobi. President William Ruto convened the meeting, bringing together all branches of government to address the ongoing rift between the Executive and the Judiciary.

“The Executive, Legislature and the Judiciary agree to individually develop policies, guidelines, regulations and legislative proposals to achieve the objectives of fighting corruption, improving service delivery and enhancing institutional accountability of all arms of Government to the people of Kenya,” said State House Spokesperson Hussein Mohammed.

During the meeting, leaders from all three branches of government acknowledged the serious threat posed by corruption and highlighted the urgent need for transformative action. “We are committed to upholding the rule of law and unwavering respect for court decisions,” reaffirmed President William Ruto.

The collaboration aims to strengthen the fight against corruption and improve service delivery, with the Executive and Legislature pledging to support the Judiciary’s request for additional budgetary allocation. This includes provisions for the recruitment of 25 judges for the High Court and 11 judges for the Court of Appeal, as well as resources to complete the vehicle leasing program to meet the judiciary’s transportation needs.

“The judiciary is grateful for the support and looks forward to working together to ensure justice and accountability for the people of Kenya,” stated Chief Justice Martha Koome.

This collaboration signals a united front against government corruption and a commitment to upholding the rule of law, institutional independence, and unwavering respect for court decisions.