On October 19, 2011, on the occasion of his first 120 days in office, Kenyan Chief Justice Dr. Willy Mutunga will host a briefing for international journalists to outline the progress made in implementing the reforms enshrined in Kenya’s new Constitution. In his first ever briefing, Dr. Mutunga will highlight the judiciary reforms which have been implemented since the passage of the new Constitution.
Dr. Mutunga is the head of Kenya’s first ever Supreme Court, which was established by the new Constitution following an historic referendum in August 2010. Following a stringent nomination, vetting and approval process, Dr. Mutunga, a former Ford Foundation officer, was appointed as Kenya’s chief justice in June 2011. Dr. Mutunga was sworn into office June 20, 2011 and President Kibaki signed a bill officially operationalizing the Supreme Court on June 22, 2011.
WHAT: International press briefing on Kenya’s judicial reforms
WHO: Chief Justice Dr. Willy Mutunga
WHEN: Wednesday, October 19, 2011
WHERE: Supreme Courts Garden