Gladys Shollei named Judiciary Registrar

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 22 – Gladys Boss Shollei was on Monday sworn in as the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary.

Mrs Shollei who has been the Deputy Chief Electoral Officer at the Interim Independent Electoral Commission (IIEC) was sworn in by Chief Justice Willy Mutunga before the Judicial Service Commission that recruited her.

She is one of the five candidates who were grilled by the JSC in the interviews that kicked off on August 11 after the conclusion of the interviews for the judges of the High Court.

Also interviewed for the position were International Commission of Jurists-Kenya Executive Director George Kegoro, Registrar of the High Court Lydia Achode, Court of Appeal Registrar Moses Serem, Stephen Kibunja and Joel Ng’eno.

The JSC had earlier published names of 17 applicants, five of whom sought to be Deputy Chief Registrar.

Mrs Shollei had also been interviewed for the position of Deputy Chief Justice.

Prior to joining IIEC, she was the Editor and Chief Executive Officer of the National Council for Law Reporting. The 42 year old holds a Master of Laws Degree (LLM) from the University of Cape Town, a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) from University of Nairobi.



Judie, an Associate Editor started practicing journalism in 2003. She has worked in Kenya and Germany. Judie has scooped awards in Reproductive Health, Population, Gender and Development. She has participated in international conferences in Germany, Switzerland and Netherlands. Judie has written a booklet, 'Justice and Peace in the Kenyan Eye'. She has a soft spot for human rights, crime, peace and justice stories. She has a Master's Degree in New Media, Governance and Democracy, University of Leicester (U.K).

  • apache

    Congrats the Judiciary now has a NEW FACE. Now lets get to work

  • Mazzdark

    This is how women, or anyone for that matter, should get a job in public service, do a Hussain Bolt and straight out beat everyone in the field.

  • Mazzdark

    This is how women, or anyone for that matter, should get a job in public service, do a Hussain Bolt and straight out beat everyone in the field.

  • Shannixus

    congratulations Shollei, that is why I think women should not just get things on a silver platter. Let them sweat for Parliamentary seats, Shollei, has struggled for hers, so has Martha Karua, Charity Ngilu, Beth Mugo.. so many of them, so please spare us affirmative action NB I was not I hired because I am a woman but because I qualified and looked for the job!

  • Little Hiti

    Congrats to the Ladies and this one in particular. Some appropriate affirmative action is still necessary for women though…at the core of creativity age (25-40) …most women are rearing kids and men are developing careers, businesses etc. All your other success in later life is determined by what you do professionally in the critical   (25-40) age …for a healthy society…women to need so compensation for this.

  • Retreata

    Congrats Madam – You make some of us to be proud Kenyan- Saw your article in Newspapers 2 weeks ago and was motivated by your journey in becoming one the great  Kenyan .

  • Latonesha

    Hooray! Indeed, beauty with brains is what I would refer Madam Shollei Boss.

  • Isaac odwori

    indeed it is refreshing to have educated ladies of the calibre of mdm shollei in the judiciary .prove them wrong.