The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) is a part-time constitutional commission established under Article 171 of the Constitution. The functions of the Judicial Service Commission are outlined in Articles 172, 252 and 253 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 and Section 13 Part III of the Judicial Service Act, 2011.
On Wednesday, a three-judge bench of the High Court has stopped the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) from conducting the planned interviews for a judge of the Supreme Court, pending the hearing and determination of three cases that are challenging legality of the interviews.
Interviews for the position of the Supreme Court judge, which fell vacant following retirement of Justice Jackton Ojwang, were set to start on April 23.
The current membership of the JSC is as follows: Prof. Olive Mugenda - Nominated by the President, representing members of the public - Acting Vice Chair of the Commission. Justice Philomena Mwilu, Deputy Chief Justice, Judge of the Supreme Court of Kenya - Elected by, and representing Judges of the Supreme Court.
The eight shortlisted candidates for the Judge positions in order of their scheduled appearances are:
1. Martha Koome,
2. DK Njagi Marete,
3. Kathurima M'inoti,
4. Mathews Nderi Nduma,
5. Lumumba Nyaberi,
6. William Ouko,
7. Joseph Kiplagat Sergon and
8. Alice Jepkoech Yano.
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