JSC under fire for dropping Makau Mutua from CJ short list
13 July 2016, 13:05
Nairobi - The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) is on the receiving end from activists and human rights crusaders for not shortlisting outspoken law scholar, Professor Makau Mutua for the position of Chief Justice.
Ndungu Wainaina of the International Center for Policy and Conflict said that the commission has started going back to its destructive past despite the reforms that had been initiated by retired Chief Justice Willy Mutunga.
"JSC has started disastrous journey of cannibalizing Judiciary. It is journey to destructive past. Systematic rolling back judicial reforms," he said on his twitter page.
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Wainaina further called on the JSC to tell Kenyans the criteria that was used in shortlisting the six candidates for the position of Chief justice.
"For transparency JSC is compelled to publish and publicize criteria used to shortlist CJ, DCJ and Judge candidates. Right of Kenyans to know”, he said.
Narc Kenya leader, Martha Karaua also hit at the JSC saying that their decision was being directed by some forces.
"The JSC appears to have relied on extraneous considerations in refusing to shortlist Prof. Makau Mutua for post of CJ which is unacceptable,” said Karua.
Yesterday JSC published six names of the shortlisted candidates for the position of the Chief Justice.
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