NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 13 – Interviews for the post of Chief Justice resumed Tuesday, with advocate Lucy Wanja Julius being interviewed by the Judicial Service Commission.
The advocate who has 20 years experience in legal practice is one of only two female candidates who applied for the job.
Julius who has served as NARC-Kenya CEO and on the #KibakiTena campaign team has compared herself to King David of the Bible who she says might have been an underdog but was chosen by God to triumph over Goliath and lead the Israelites.
Julius who is on the Commission for University Education says her experience as a pastor and chair of her family’s self-help group will serve her well as Chief Justice.
Among the actions she says she will take should she become the next Chief Justice is lock media out of the court room except with the express consent of the litigants.
She has also described the judiciary as ‘muddied’ by corruption given not all judicial officers, clerks and secretaries included, have been vetted.
She says her experience as NARC-Kenya CEO and on Kibaki Tena campaign team will also serve her well as Chief Justice as it’s made her privy to, “the secrets of politicians,” which she says will serve her well in handling election petitions.