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Attorney General Justin Muturi Has Officially Been Sworn In As JSC Commissioner

On Tuesday, November 1, Attorney General Justin Muturi took the oath of office to join the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).

Chief Justice Martha Koome presided over the administration of oaths at the Supreme Court. At JSC, Muturi succeeds Kihara Kariuki. Under President Uhuru Kenyatta's previous government, Kariuki held the position of AG.

The AG promised in his succinct address to support the commission's goals including safeguarding the third branch of government's independence and accountability.

The job entrusted to this Commission is one I regard as venerable, if not holy. The Constitution mandates that the Commission promote and support the independence and accountability of the Judiciary in addition to the recruitment and disciplining of judges and judicial officers.

A functional and efficient judicial system that inspires public trust and ensures the legitimacy of judges and their judgments must be supported by the correct performance of these crucial duties.

By having the authority to evaluate legislative actions and executive decisions, the judiciary plays a vital role in constitutional democracies; he added.

He also praised the commission for its role in recent improvements to the nation's access to justice. Koome said that because he had previously held the positions of Speaker of the National Assembly and Magistrate, he would be a significant addition to the JSC team and act as a liaison between the Commission and the Executive.

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AG JSC Justin Muturi Kihara Kariuki Muturi


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