Marende: Why I want to be Chief Justice
06 July 2016, 18:56
Nairobi - Former MP and Speaker of the National
Assembly Kenneth Marende has applied for the position of Chief Justice of the
republic of Kenya.
Marende, formerly Emuhaya MP told News24
that he had applied for the position because he trusts that he has a job to do
in ensuring Kenya’s judiciary is cleaner and more efficient.
“I want to serve Kenyans and improve the
Judiciary in the same way the former Chief Justice did,” he stated.
He added that the position will help him
fulfil a longtime dream of ensuring that justice is available to all Kenyans.
“It will be a lie to say that justice in
Kenya is applied on equal terms for all and as a result I want to change that,”
Marende has been an anti-opposition
crusader in recent times, despite ODM fronting him for Speaker after the 2007
He has called on Kenyans to quit ODM and
CORD and support the Jubilee Coalition.
The former CJ Willy Mutunga retired last
According to the Judiciary Service
Commision JSC, so far there have been six applicants for the role.
They include Professor Makau Mutua,
Marende, Supreme Court Judge Dr Smokin Wanjala along with Court of Appeal
Judges David Maranga, Alnashir Vishram, as well as High Court judges Msagah
Mbogholi and Judge Richard Mwongo.
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