NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 28 – Those interested in taking over from Gladys Shollei as Chief Registrar of the Judiciary (CRJ) have been invited to submit their applications.
The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) advertised the position on Monday three days after appointing Kakai Kissinger the Acting Chief Registrar of the Judiciary.
The advertisement details the functions of the CRJ as well as the, “Constitutional and statutory requirements for application,” giving November 18 as the application deadline.
“Applicants are required to forward one hard copy of the completed Employment Application Form including all the attachments cited above to the Secretary (of the) Judicial Service Commission,” the ad reads.
The position was advertised as Shollei vowed to challenge the procedure that led to her sacking on October 18.
In order to qualify for the post previously held by Shollei, 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.
And typically the JSC secretary concludes by stating that, “only short listed and successful candidates will be contacted.”
Whoever eventually assumes the role of CRJ pioneered by Shollei is in for a daunting task with 14 listed functions that include, “such other duties as may be assigned by the Chief Justice from time to time.”