Barely a day after the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) Commissioners nominated Lady Justice Martha Koome for appointment as Kenya's next first female Chief Justice, Senior Counsel Fred Ngati has come out protesting that a section of Mount Kenya JSC Commissioners rigged him out of the race of becoming the next Chief Justice.
Ngatia who was ranked by his colleagues and other legal practitioners as the best contender for the job, has come out claiming that his scores were reduced during the last minute after calls were made from prominent people.
"Four Commissioners from Mt. Kenya reduced my scores yesterday afternoon after they were called by powerful people. Without that intervention I was far ahead of all other candidates ," said Ngatia.
Nelson Havi president of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) also weighed in his concerns about the selection process.
"As LSK, we are concerned that our representative could award 42 marks to a distinguished legal practitioner who had applied for CJ. If the guy is the top lawyer, how could he be the bottom candidate for CJ," said Nelson Havi during an interview with Citizen Tv.
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