Annan speaks as swearing-in of judges blocked

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The swearing-in of five Supreme Court judges set for Monday has been stopped, even as former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan welcomed the judicial appointments.High Court Judge, Lady Justice Jeanne Gacheche issued an order restraining the Attorney General and Judicial Service Commission (JSC) and any State Officer or State organ from carrying on with the ceremony and the appointment of the five judges.She issued the order following an application by Federation of Women Lawyers Kenya, Centre for Rights Education and Awareness, the League of Kenya Women Voters, Women in Law and Development in Africa, Caucus for Women Leadership, and Coalition on Violence Against Women.In his commendation of Kenya’s efforts to reform the Judiciary, Annan, who mediated Kenya’s political conflict in 2008, said the appointments usher in a new era in the Judiciary. For more info click http://eastafricaradiousa.com/blog/?p=5803

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