3 Judges Appointed at EAC Court of Justice


cheapest geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The East African Community Heads of States in its 12thExtra-Ordinary Summit in Arusha appointed Justice Ringera and Edward Rutakangwa to the Appellate Division of the court and Fakih Jundu to the First Instance Division.

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order geneva; font-size: small;”>Rutakangwa and Jundu are Tanzanians.

Justice Ringera, who was the head of the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission (KACC), now the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), replaces Justice Philip Tunoi who is retiring from the East African court.

The appointments were made as the East African Court of Justice became the first court in the region to turn paperless.

President Uhuru Kenyatta who chairs the EAC Heads of States Summit led the other leaders in launching the court’s paperless system that would reduce the cost of litigation.

The new system comes with a new website that includes a digital case management system.

Judges at the EAC Court of Justice will no longer be burdened by the hassle of taking hand written notes and would depend on modern court recording technology that includes speech to text services.

Lawyers will no longer have to travel to Arusha from other parts of EAC to file cases because they would do it from the comfort of their offices.

The Summit was attended by Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta, Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania and Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, First Vice President of Burundi Prosper Bazombaza and Prime Minister of Rwanda Pierre Habumuremyi.


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