JSC re-advertises Shollei post

December 26, 2013 9:01 am

, GLADYS-BOSS-SHOLLEINAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 26 – Those interested in taking over from Gladys Shollei as Chief Registrar of the Judiciary (CRJ) have until January 16 to submit their applications.

This is after the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) re-advertised the position close to two months after the initial advertisement on October 28.

The advertisement is signed by Kakai Kissinger who has been holding the post in an acting capacity after the sacking of Shollei over alleged misuse of Sh2.2 billion and incompetence.

Kissinger, who is holding the position pending a competitive filling of the post, did not give a reason for extending the deadline from November 18 for those interested in the job to submit applications.

In order to qualify for the post, applicants are required to be advocates of the High Court with 10 years experience either in the Judiciary, academic or legal profession.

They are also required to have five years experience in administrative work as well as, “high moral character, integrity and impartiality.”

And in addition to the above constitutional and statutory requirements, the JSC requires the applicants to, “demonstrate a high degree of professional competence, communication skills fairness, good temperament, making of good judgments in both legal and life experiences.”

In order to prove that they possess the above qualifications, the applicants are required to fill an Application for Employment Form, available for download from the Judiciary website, in addition to submitting a letter of application.

A Curriculum Vitae that demonstrates financial discipline and includes two character references is also required as is a declaration of income and liabilities and certified copies of testimonials, among other things, required in both soft and hard copy.

Shollei was shown the door after being linked to alleged misuse of Sh2.2 billion, which she denied.

JSC said Shollei reportedly admitted to 33 allegations in which Sh1.7 billion was lost and denied 38 allegations involving Sh250 million. Responses to allegations with a financial implication of Sh361 million were vague, JSC said.

The former CRJ later denied admitting any wrong-doing and has been in a bitter fight with JSC for the last two months over alleged misconduct. She was suspended in August for two weeks to allow investigations.

Shollei has also claimed she was denied her right to public hearing in violation of Article 50 of the Constitution. She blamed commissioners Ahmednasir Abdullahi, Emily Ominde, Florence Mwangangi, Mohammed Warsame and Christine Mango for hounding her out of office, citing an array of reasons from intimidation, demand for favours and overbearing demands that had reportedly made it difficult to perform her duties as the Chief Registrar.

JSC invited the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate the alleged corruption.


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