NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 25 – High Court Judge Isaac Lenaola has been proposed for appointment as Judge of the Supreme Court by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) to replace retired Judge Philip Tunoi.
Lenaola had been shortlisted for the job of the Supreme Court alongside Martha Koome, Agnes Murgor, Wanjiru Karanja, Rose Nambuye, Alnashir Visram, Mbogholi Msagha, Erastus Githinji, Luka Kimaru and Kiplangat Sergon.
“The JSC has after lengthy deliberations recommended Hon Mr Justice Isaac Lenaola, for appointment as Judge of the Supreme Court of Kenya and has submitted his name to his Excellency the President,” JSC stated in a brief statement.
Justice Lenaola began his education in 1973 at St Mary’s Nursery School in Maralal.
In 1974 he attended Maralal DEB Primary School then moved to Baragoi Primary School where he sat for his CPE examinations.
He joined Alliance High School for his O-Levels studies and A-levels from the year 1981 to 1986. He was awarded the Gandhi Smarak Nidhi Award for the best possible achievement in A-Levels in Kenya.
In 1987, Justice Isaac Lenaola joined the University of Nairobi for his LLB (Bachelor of Laws) studies and graduated with a Second Class Honours Upper Division in 1990.
In 1990, he joined the Kenya School of Law until the following year when he was admitted to the Bar.
Tunoi left office on June 14 after the Supreme Court ruled that judges should retire at 70.