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Kenyans Dealt a Blow on the Decision for the Next Chief Justice After This Court Ruling

Kenyans have been glued to their televisions for the last eight days as they follow on the Chief Justice interviews. The interviews are being conducted by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) outside the Supreme Court of Kenya. So far, eight candidates have been interviewed and only two are remaining.

However, Kenyans have been dealt a huge blow after the high court ruling which has barred JSC officials from making further deliberations after concluding the interviews. The high court has said that the interviews should continue to the end but the final process of nominating the chief justice will not go on until further notice. This means that Kenyans will have to wait further before they know who will assume the office of the Judiciary head.

The high court has also temporarily barred JSC from conducting the interviews for judge of the supreme court. Justices Anthony Mrima and Wilfrida Okwany gave the orders on Wednesday pending hearing of petitions filed by four petitioners.

High Court temporarily bars JSC from conducting interviews for Supreme Court judge

Kenyans have been making predictions on who is best suited to take over the position. Today was the turn for Judge of the court of Appeal, William Ouko. President Uhuru lawyer, Fred Ngatia had also attracted a lot of interest during his interview yesterday.

This ruling by the high court remains unclear to how wrong the JSC will wait before making the final deliberations.

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