Deaths of one of the judges at the Constitutional Court of the DRC
At the heart of the 2006 electoral process, Kalonda Kele Oma Yvon, one of the judges of the Constitutional Court, died Sunday, April 8, 2018 in Kinshasa.
A high magistrate, he traveled as a judge to all the provinces of the DRC until he became the first president of the Kinshasa Court of Appeal and then the Supreme Court.
He was the one who settled the Bemba-Kabila dispute with the famous decision that caused him to be challenged by Mr. Bondo. He will rule himself on his challenge. It will finally be taken back to the Constitutional Court on the quota of the Head of State. Very meticulous, Kalonda Kele Oma bows out with a work in progress on the settlement of electoral disputes.
His death comes a few days before the operation of the draw of three judges of this Court, scheduled for Monday, April 9, 2018.
The Court comprises nine members appointed by the President of the Republic, three on his own initiative, three appointed by Parliament, convened in Congress, and three others by the Superior Council of the Judiciary.