The position for the Chief Justice in Kenya is tightly contested by various bigwigs in the court rooms that has foresaw and attracted ten possible candidates for the post both Men and Women.
The seat became vacant after the former Chief Justice David Kenani Maraga retired from the post after a serving the Supreme Court from October 2016 to January 2021. He was the 14th Chief Justice to be appointed in Kenya.
Tomorrow 12th April 2021 will see a start of the recruitment exercise done to vet the following candidates for the top job in the Supreme Court and will run up to 23rd April 2021.
The ten candidates that will undergo this vetting process are;
Prof Patricia Kameri Mbote, Justice Martha Koome, Justice Njagi Marete, SC Philip Murgor, Justice Mathews Nduma Nderi, SC Fred Ngatia, Justice William Ouko, Dr Wekesa Moni and Lawyer Alice Jepkoech Yano.
Kenyans with hopes are likely banking on SC Fred Ngatia to succeed David Maraga. Among reason why people are banking on him is because he has been ranked as the top lawyer in dispute resolution in Kenya by global lawyers' audit firm Chambers and Partners this is according to Standard newspaper.
[SC Fred Ngatia/courtesy]
Also another reason is he had been persuaded by powerful people within the State house to submit his papers for the Chief Justice post.
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