Sichale suggests lifestyle audit for judicial staff

September 27, 2016 11:04 am
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Appellate Judge Fatuma Sichale appears before the JSC selection panel for the position of Deputy  Chief Justice/COURTESY
Appellate Judge Fatuma Sichale appears before the JSC selection panel for the position of Deputy Chief Justice/COURTESY

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 27 – Court of Appeal Judge Fatuma Sichale says the Judiciary should conduct a lifestyle audit of officers suspected to be living beyond their means as a way of reducing corruption.

Appearing before the Judicial Service Commission for interviews for Deputy Chief Justice, Sichale further states that the transfer policy should be fully implemented so that judicial officers do not get too familiar at their posts thus resorting to corrupt practices.

“You may recall those days that you wake up one fine morning and you find that a magistrate has hit the headlines they were caught red handed with bribe money. There is absolutely no reason why we should not work with Anti Corruption Commission and where we suspect there is a problem let investigator carry out the investigations,” she said.

Sichale said if appointed to the post, she will ensure that everybody she works with adheres to the high standards set out in the regulations governing the work ethics in the Judiciary.

“I am very impatient person and I set very high standards for myself and also for people who work with me. And sometimes when you set high standards you might not achieve them,” she added.

Appeal Judge Hannah Okwengu will appear before the JSC in the afternoon.

On Monday Justices Abida Ali-Aroni and Agnes Murgor were interviewed for the job to replace retired Deputy Chief justice Kalpana Rawal.

Sixteen candidates are seeking to succeed retired Lady Justice Kalpana Rawal.

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