NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 26 – The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) will on Monday begin conducting interviews for the position of Deputy Chief Justice.
16 candidates seeking to succeed retired Lady Justice Kalpana Rawal are lined up to face the panel with High Court Judge Lady Justice Abida Ali-Aroni first on the hot seat followed by Appellate Judge Agnes Murgor in the afternoon.
Court of Appeal Judges Fatuma Sichale and Hannah Okwengu will be interviewed Tuesday while lawyer Joyce Majiwa and Justice Lydia Achode will have their day on Wednesday.
On Thursday, Lady Justice Martha Koome and former commissioner with the defunct Electoral Commission of Kenya Pamela Tutui takes up the challenge.
The commission will have a break on Friday but resume the interviews on Monday next week when Lady Justices Pauline Nyamweya and Philomena Mwilu will be interviewed.
The interviews are set to take two weeks.
Justice David Kenani Maraga was nominated by the Judicial Service Commission to be the country’s next Chief Justice after he emerged top from the 11 candidates interviewed.
Maraga’s name has already been sent to President Uhuru Kenyatta who will then forward it to Parliament for approval.
When interviewed for the job, Maraga came off as a devout man who once had a court orderly arrested for attempting to compromise him.