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Justice Chitwembe Grilled As Search For Chief Justice Continues

Acting chief justice Philomena Mwilu puts justice Chitembwe to task over his transformational agenda for the Judiciary in the event that he takes over as the new chief justice.

Justice Chitembwe joined the judiciary as a corporate counsel to the National social security fund where he served for about six years in various capacities,the last being corporation secretary and head of the legal department.

On Sexual Offences Act, I agree with Justice Chitembwe. Judges need to be pragmatic. Strict interpretation of the law sometimes leads to unfair decisions and sentences.

Justice Chitembwe "One should in this industry justify the salary they get. Everyone will be put on their toes when it comes to delayed justice and backlog.Systems will show who is working and who is not and how many judgements have been delivered by each judge.

Justice Chitembwe "I tend to listen to everyone,I believe that even the worst of criminals can be rehabilitated and they can reform".

Justice Chitembwe has an interesting jurisprudential approach summarised as follows: "The law is progressive and its application must pay attention to social and behavioral changes".

Justice Chitembwe was brilliant and raised some pertinent issues on matters law being progressive.

Justice Chitembwe was concerned that the law of defilement was being applied in a discriminatory manner against males.

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