Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

top
Capital News
November 29, 2017 | Justice Kathurima M'Inoti makes his keynote presentation at the annual Association of Law Reform Agencies of Eastern and Southern Africa conference/Kenya Law Reform Commission

Kenya

Justice M’Inoti withdraws candidature for Supreme Court judge ahead of interviews on Monday

In an updated interview schedule released on Sunday, the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) also noted that Lady Justice Martha Koome who was nominated for the Chief Justice position will not be part of the race.

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 2 – Justice Kathurima M’Inoti has withdrawn from the Supreme Court Judge race leaving only seven candidates who will begin their interviews on Monday.

In an updated interview schedule released on Sunday, the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) also noted that Lady Justice Martha Koome who was nominated for the Chief Justice position will not be part of the race.

According to the schedule, Justices Chitembwe Said Juma and Marete Njagi will face the panel on Monday.

Justice Mathews Nderi and Dr Patrick Lumumba will be interviewed on Tuesday while Justices William Okello, Joseph Kiplagat, and Lawyer Alice Yano will face the panel on Wednesday.

JSC was allowed to proceed with the interviews after  the  Court of Appeal overturned a High Court ruling that had suspended the panel’s recruitment process.

In the ruling issued by Justice Patrick Kiage on Tuesday, the appellate court allowed JSC to proceed with the interviews to select a Supreme Court Judge and score the nominee for CJ.

Three petitioners had moved to court to challenge the constitutionality of the process that saw JSC interview 10 candidates who were shortlisted for the position of Chief Justice.

The nine-member panel conducted interviews for Chief Justice candidates  between April 12  and 23 before settling for Koome as the designate CJ.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

A majority of those who will be interviewed for the Supreme Court Judge position were interviewed for the CJ position except Dr Patrick Limumba and Justice Joseph Kiplagat.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

More on Capital News

Kenya

Second Lady Rachel Ruto lauded mothers for taking many sacrifices for their children saying that there is no pause button on motherhood.

County News

The rowdy detective only revealed who he was after he was cornered.

Kenya

Amnesty International-Kenya Executive Director Irungu Houghton said their efforts to seek help have been futile, saying the alleged killer officers should be arrested and...