NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 25 – The National Assembly Justice and Legal Affairs Committee is on Tuesday set to vet the nominee for the position of Deputy Chief Justice, Philomena Mwilu.
Mwilu was due to appear before committee at County Hall from 10am.
If appointed, Mwilu will succeed retired Justice Kalpana Rawal as the third Supreme Court Deputy Chief Justice.
During her interview, Mwilu said that the Judiciary should come up with a model to supervise and mentor young judicial officers who suffer silently.
She said a number of judicial officers have a drinking problem, but little is done to help such people.
The judge said while working in Eldoret, she notice that a magistrate had reported to work at 2pm because he had taken too much alcohol.
Mwilu said if she becomes the DCJ, she will want to see judges and magistrates interacting often through the model she came up with in Eldoret.
The National Assembly had requested members of the public to present their views on the nomination of Mwilu as the Deputy Chief Justice.
This followed the forwarding of her name to the House by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
In the statement, National Assembly Clerk Justin Bundi pointed out that views should have been submitted through written statements by October 24.