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David Maraga retired as Kenya's Chief Justice in January 2021.

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CJ’s post up for grabs with Sh1.3mn salary

NAIROBI, Kenya Jan 19 – The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has declared a vacancy in the Office of the Chief Justice following the retirement of David Maraga.

Acting Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu, who is also acting as the Chairperson of the commission in a special gazette notice dated Monday 18 January 2021 asked interested candidates to submit their application via the commission’s job portal.

The office holder serves for a maximum of ten years or retire on attaining the age of seventy years with the option of an early retirement upon attaining the age of sixty-five years in accordance with Article 167 of the Constitution.

A Gazette Notice issued by Mwilu outlined the guidelines of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) which states that the Chief Justice will have a Gross Monthly Remuneration Package excluding benefits of Sh990,000 as minimum and a maximum of Sh1,327,888.

Interested applicants should hold a law degree from a recognized university, or be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya, or possess an equivalent qualification in a Common-law jurisdiction.

In addition, one should have at least fifteen years’ experience as a superior court judge or as a distinguished academic, judicial officer, legal practitioner or such experience in other relevant legal fields.

The applicants should also have a high moral character, integrity and impartiality (meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on Leadership and Integrity.

Further, the applicants should demonstrate a high degree of professional competence, communication skills, fairness, good temperament, good judgment, wide breath of both legal and life experience and demonstrable commitment to public and community service.

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Mwilu will continue acting until a substantive Chief Justice is appointed.

It is still unclear whether Mwilu will contest for the job. No candidates have public to declare interest for the post.

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