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Why William Ouko Could be Kenya's Next Chief Justice

After the end of David Maragas term as Kenyas chief justice, Kenyans have been very anxious to know who would take the mantle from him. The chief justice post is one of the highest ranking jobs in the country and is also one of the most demanding. The 2017 Presidential petition for example was a huge test for the then chief Justice David Maraga.A lot of big names have already been interviewed for the job with everyone anxious to know who will be successful. Lady Justice Koome for example wowed very many Kenyans. Factors like the gender question could also favour her for the job especially considering that only two women have been chief justices before. However, the fact that the deputy chief justice currently, Philomena Mwilu is a lady could disadvantage her.

William Ouko has a high chance of taking over from retired Chief Justice David Maraga considering his performance at the interview. The question of regional balance, which is also guaranteed in the Constitution gives him an upper hand. The current sitting judges are Philomena Mwilu, Mohammed Ibrahim, Smokin Wanjala, Njoki Ndun'gu and Isac Lenaola. William Ouko could act as a representative from the Nyanza region where the former chief justice was from

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