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AG Kihara challenged the appointment of Six court of appeal judges in court.

Makueni Governor Mutula Kilonzo Junior now says Attorney General Paul Kihara should be worried because of his role in Former President Uhuru Kenyatta's failure to appoint the six judges of the court of appeal. 

In a statement on Wednesday, Kilonzo Junior demanded action against Kihara for playing a role in blocking the appointment of the six court of appeal judges.

He said the AG committed a mistake by challenging the appointment of judges in court despite a court order directing otherwise.

"The AG should be worried. He challenged the appointment of Judges despite clear court orders and his position as a member of JSC. His actions on this matter should not be left unattended," Kilonzo said.

Makueni Governor Mutula Kilonzo. PHOTO | COURTESY

The six appellate court judges are Justices Weldon Korir, George Odunga, Aggrey Muchelule and Joel Ngugi, Evans Makori, and Judith Omange of the Environment Court.

President William Ruto on Tuesday appointed the six into office immediately he was sworn in.

The six will take the oath of office on Wednesday September 14.

"Tomorrow, I shall preside over their swearing-in so that they can get on with the business of serving Kenyans," Ruto said.

The judges were among 40 others nominated in 2019 after a rigorous vetting exercise by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) between July and August of the same year.