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Kenya Has Never Had A Female Chief Justice Since Independence

"When one looks at the history of Kenya with regards to the judiciary and gender disparities within the judiciary, we have never had a female chief justice since 1963 when Kenya attained independence, and the current Court of Appeal does not have a female judicial officer," Maingi said. "So there is this glass ceiling that is preventing women from being able to move into high-ranking offices within the judiciary."

Out of the ten shortlisted candidates aspiring become Kenya's Chief Justice,only two are female that is: Patricia Mbote and Alice Yano only.

Patricia Kameri-Mbote is a law researcher and teacher based in Nairobi, an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and Chair of the Department of Private Law, University of Nairobi. 

Six applicants who sought to be shortlisted for the position of Chief Justice – Justices Ouko, Koome, D.K. Marete, Nduma, Chitembwe, and Yano – also applied for the position of a judge of the Supreme Court which attracted nine applications.

Incase Alice Yano fails to scoop the Cheif justice position, she might also become the Judge of The Supreme Court.

Of the ten, two is a very small percentange I really in doubt if they are going to make it through the Parliaments scrutiny.

But lets hope for the best that even this time we manage to have a female Chief Justice to break the monotony of having male Chief Justices every now and then.

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Alice Yano High Court of Kenya Kenya Maingi Patricia Mbote


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