NAIROBI, Kenya – Kenya has sworn in two judges to the country's Supreme Court, a new judicial body created as part of political reforms after the country's 2007-08 political violence.
President Mwai Kibaki said Monday the two appointments marked a turning point for Kenya's judiciary. The U.S. said "history was made."
The government was not able to swear in a full court, though. Rights activists obtained a temporary court order last week that blocked the appointments of five other justices for a lack of gender balance. The new constitution that Kenyan voters passed last year that created the court says at least three of the seven judges must be women.