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Jamia Mosque Committee lauds contribution of outgoing CJ, welcomes his successor

By Suleiman Hassan:

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Outgoing CJ Dr. Mutunga (right) hands over the mantle to Justice Mohamed Ibrahim at a ceremony held at the supreme court on Thursday.

The Jamia Mosque committee has praised outgoing Chief Justice Dr. Wali Muhammad Mutunga for turning around the Judiciary during his tenure.

In a brief statement, the committee also welcomed appointment of Justice Mohammed Ibrahim on an acting capacity as the President of the Supreme Court as well as Mutunga’s new appointment as Special envoy to the Maldives.

The Committee said Mutunga was the symbol of reform in the Judiciary and dedicated efforts to develop far-reaching reform programmes which has given the Judiciary a positive view from Kenyans.

“For Muslims, Mutunga will be remembered for his efforts to improve on service delivery in the Kadhi Courts.” Said the Committee.

Mutunga inherited 17 Kadhi courts when he assumed office that were mainly located in Muslim predominant areas but as he left, more than 50 Kadhi courts are well spread across the country.

The committee said this increase in the number of the Islamic courts has made it easy for the dispensation of justice for Muslims around the country and wished the outgoing CJ all the best in his future endeavors.



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