Makau Mutua fails to be shortlisted for the Judiciary top job despite his 84-page CV
13 July 2016, 08:19
Nairobi - The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has released names of six individuals who have been shortlisted for the position of Chief Justice.
Conspicuously missing from the list of the successful applicants released Tuesday is the name of renowned Law Professor and President Uhuru Kenyatta's bitter critic Makau Mutua.
Prof Makau Mutua, a former Dean of Buffalo Law School in The State University of New York was among 15 people who had applied for the top Judiciary job.
His application had generated a lot of interest as pundits had opined that he was the most qualified to be the successor of retired Chief Justice Dr Willy Mutunga. His CV is 84 pages, among the longest in the world.
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Those shortlisted for the job include five high court and supreme court judges.
They are Justice Alnashir Visram, Justice Smokin Wanjala, Justice Roselyne N. Nambuye, Justice David Maraga and Justice Mbogholi Msaga.
Philip Nzamba Kitonga, a former Chairman of Committee of Experts on Constitutional Review completed the shortlist.
According to a press statement sent to news rooms and signed by JSC Chairperson Prof Margaret Kobia, after reviewing the applications of the 15, the six candidates met the requirements and satisfied the commission.
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