- Advertisement -
Home News Lobbying for Maraga successor intensifies within the Judiciary

Lobbying for Maraga successor intensifies within the Judiciary

- Advertisement -

The process of recruiting the next Chief Justice is expected to kick off today once the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) declares a vacancy.

Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Anne Amadi says once the vacancy has been declared, it will be published in the Kenya Gazette to pave the way for interested candidates to apply.

“We have already laid in place the procedures and rules on how the candidates would be shortlisted, interviewed, marks scored and how the eventual decision on who would be appointed the next Chief Justice would be settled on,” Amadi told the People Daily last evening.

Amadi says after the advertisement, interested persons will be given 21 days to apply before JSC scrutinises applications after 28 days and thereafter, subjects them to public scrutiny.

“Should any member of the public raise any negative or shortcoming issue about any of the applicant, the individual mentioned would be given an opportunity to defend him/herself over the allegations,” she said.

Thereafter, JSC would shortlist and invite those successful in the first phase for interviews.

The name of the successful candidate would then be forwarded to the President for appointment subject to the approval of the National Assembly.

“Following publication of the notice, the search for a candidate and the recruitment process and its attendant timelines will be governed and conducted in accordance with all the relevant provisions of the Constitution and the law,” the commission had said in a statement issued on Friday.

Yesterday, lobbying for the position intensified within the Judiciary, legal fraternity and political circles as names of judicial and non-judicial officers were mentioned as the most likely to succeed the former office holder David Maraga.

So far, those most mentioned include acting Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu, Supreme Court judges Njoki Ndung’u, Mohamed Ibrahim, Smoking Wanjala, Isaac Lenaola and Court of Appeal Presiding Judge William Ouko.

Others are former Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Philip Murgor, Attorney General Kihara Kariuki and his predecessor Prof Githu Muigai, law scholar Prof Makau Mutua, Nairobi lawyer Ahmednassir Abdullahi, among others.

In summary

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Stay Connected

16,985FansLike
2,458FollowersFollow
61,453SubscribersSubscribe

Must Read

Tushop Online – TUXEVO – The Leading Online Shopping Marketplace

Tushop Online - TUXEVO is an e-commerce platform made up of small businesses offering a wide variety of consumer products in Kenya. Buy all...
- Advertisement -

Best Online Shopping site in Kenya: Tushop Online – TUXEVO

Best Online Shopping site in Kenya: Mobile Hub Kenya Are you looking for a new Mobile phone or a new gadget to upgrade your collection? Are...

Who will blink first in Kibicho, Sonko brawl?

The case pitting former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko against Interior Principal Secretary (PS) Karanja Kibicho is far from over with both parties flexing...

KANU Mt. Kenya chapter dismisses letter to Uhuru by 41 MPs

Former ruling party, Kenya African National Union (KANU) Mt. Kenya chapter has dismissed 41 MPs from the region who wrote a letter to President...

Related News

Tushop Online – TUXEVO – The Leading Online Shopping Marketplace

Tushop Online - TUXEVO is an e-commerce platform made up of small businesses offering a wide variety of consumer products in Kenya. Buy all...

Best Online Shopping site in Kenya: Tushop Online – TUXEVO

Best Online Shopping site in Kenya: Mobile Hub Kenya Are you looking for a new Mobile phone or a new gadget to upgrade your collection? Are...

Who will blink first in Kibicho, Sonko brawl?

The case pitting former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko against Interior Principal Secretary (PS) Karanja Kibicho is far from over with both parties flexing...

KANU Mt. Kenya chapter dismisses letter to Uhuru by 41 MPs

Former ruling party, Kenya African National Union (KANU) Mt. Kenya chapter has dismissed 41 MPs from the region who wrote a letter to President...
- Advertisement -
%d bloggers like this: