Renowned constitutional law PLO Lumumba has come out to finally break his silence and send out an important warning to kenyans over the search for the country's next Chief Justice that will replace retired David Maraga.
As NTV reports, Lumumba has warned the country that it must not at all costs sacrifice merit during the search/ interview process for the supreme Court president in favour of ethnic balance.
"Dear kenyans, in the search for a chief justice, we must not - on the excuse of diversity - sacrifice merit at the altar if ethnicity," he warned.
Lumumba seemingly holds the view that every candidate must be given an equal chance during the interview process and there should be no situation where the candidates' ethnicity should play a role during the selection that is being spearheaded by the judicial service Commission.
It is to be remembered that so far, the commission has been able to interview two candidates. Kwale born justice Juma Said Chitembwe was interviewed by the selection panel yesterday while Prof Patricia Mbote was interviewed today.
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