Justice William Ouko has been Appointed by president Uhuru Kenyatta as judge of the supreme court bluebloodz.com reports.
Justice Ouko who defeated six other contenders was nominated for appointment to the Apex court last week by the Judicial Service Commission ( JSC ).
Previously, Ouko was said to have shown interest for the position of Chief Justice, a position he finally lost to Justice Martha Koome .
Justice Ouko before his elevation to the supreme court , served as president of the appellate court, a position he has held since March 2018. He joined the judicial service in 1987 as District Magistrate II , and has 33 years experience in the legal profession having served in various capacities.
Justice William Ouko is replacing Justice Jackson Ojwang who retired in February 2020 after attaining the mandatory retirement age of 70.