JSC to begin recruitment of CJ afresh?
31 July 2016, 08:36
Nairobi - The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) might be forced to begin the recruitment process for Chief Justice and Deputy Chief Justice afresh.
This follows a series of suits filed by various parties challenging the recruitment process.
Standard reports that Trusted Society for Human Rights Alliance (NGO), lawyer Arnold Magina have filed cases questioning the credibility of the criteria used by the JSC to short list candidates for the positions.
The third suit is a combined effort of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ-Kenya), Katiba Institute, law professor Yash Pal Ghai and Samuel Mohochi.
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JSC short listed six candidates out of fifteen applicants for the position of the Chief Justice, including 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.
Thirteen women were also short listed for the position of Deputy CJ.