JSC to open applications for top judiciary jobs Monday

July 11, 2016 10:24 am
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Fourteen candidates have applied for the position of Chief Justice—including two women. Photo/FILE.
Fourteen candidates have applied for the position of Chief Justice—including two women. Photo/FILE.
NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 11 – The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) was set to convene on Monday to open applications for top judiciary jobs.

Applications for the Supreme Court Judge, Chief Justice and the Deputy were closed last week.

According to Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Anne Amadi, the exercise will be administrative where they will be looking to see that all the stipulated requirements have been met.

“What is happening today is purely housekeeping where we will be scrutinizing the documents of the various applications to ensure they are in order,” she told Capital FM News. “Once this is done, the Commission is set to announce the dates when the interviews will be conducted.”

Fourteen candidates have applied for the position of Chief Justice—including two women.

The Judicial Service Commission has also received 15 applications for the position of Deputy Chief Justice and 21 for Supreme Court Judge.

Those who applied for the position of the CJ include Supreme Court Judges Smokin Wanjala, Jackton Ojwang, Appeal Court Judge Alnashir Visram, High Court Judges Mbogholi Msagha, David Maraga and former anti-corruption boss Aaron Ringera.

Others include the US based Professor Makau Mutua, David Mwaure, Dr Isaac Rutenberg, Daniel Wambura, Kongani Udoto and former Committee of Experts Chairman Nzamba Kitonga.

Lady Justice Roselyne Nambuye and Lucy Wanja are the only two women who applied for the top Judiciary position.

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