NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 13 – The National Assembly will on Thursday conduct vetting exercise of the nominee for Chief Justice David Maraga.
This is after the deadline for the public to submit their views on the nomination expired on Wednesday.
Clerk of the National Assembly Justin Bundi had called for views before the vetting exercise by the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee takes place.
The vetting comes in the wake of a petition challenging Maraga’s nomination to the post with the petitioner citing the gross backlog of cases created by the Judge in Eldoret.
The Samuel Chepkonga-led House team is scheduled to conduct vetting hearing before making its recommendations to the House on his suitability to head the third arm of government.
The Judicial Service Commission last month nominated Maraga to take over from Willy Mutunga, who retired in June.
He will assume office with immediate effect if approved by the National Assembly.