NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 3 – High Court Judge Pauline Nyamweya has withdrawn her candidature for the post of Deputy Chief Justice in ongoing interviews.
Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Anne Amadi confirmed to Capital FM News Nyamweya indicated that she withdrew since she comes from the same ethnic community as the nominee for Chief Justice, David Maraga.
“She stated that it is in her interest to withdraw as she comes from the same ethnic tribe as David Maraga and that is her choice,” Amadi stated.
Nyamweya however pointed out that she has the requisite qualifications needed for the job.
Justice Philemona Mwilu was due to face the JSC panel Monday afternoon.
On Thursday last week, Lady Justice Martha Koome and former commissioner with the defunct Electoral Commission of Kenya, Pamela Tutui, were interviewed for the job.
The interviews are set to take two weeks.