Following the retirement of former chief justice Maraga, the court had a duty to elect another CJ within a speculated time.
13 individuals had applied for the position of chief justice but after scrutiny of their personal and academic documents, three nominees were dropped from the race.
Those who remained are; Chitembwe Said Juma, Prof. Patricia Mbote, Marthe Koome, Justice Matere Jjagi, Philip Murgor, Justice Matthews Nduma, Fredrick Ngatia, Court of Appeal President Justice William Ouko, Dr. Wekesa Moni and Ms. Alice Yano.
The ten are set to face the JSC panel as from 12th April 2021 whereby, each has been slotted a date for interview which will run up to 23rd April 2021.
Other than ensuring the new bench will have regional and ethnic balance and meets the not more that two-thirds requirements which the previous bench failed to consider.
In this case one of the considerations the JSC will be looking at is the nominees experience with hopes of settling on one who will be instrumental in mending the relation between executive and judiciary.
Among the nominees currently serving in the Apex of the court are justice William Ouko who is the president and lady justice Martha Koome.
Court of appeal president William Ouko is seen to have court experience for the position of chief justice.
Who is your favourite chief justice among the 10 to be interviewed?
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