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Updates: Martha Koome's Judicial Service Commission Declares Position of Chief Kadhi Vacant

JSC Chairperson CJ Martha Koome.

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The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has declared the post of Chief Kadhi vacant, following the retirement of Sheikh Ahmed Muhdhar last November.

Sheikh Muhdhar served as chief khadi for 11 years, being the first under the new constitution of 2010.

In an advertisement in local newspapers on Friday, JSC announced 15 vacancies for resident Kadhi.

Under article 170 of the constitution, the khadi court is allowed to settle cases of people who are believers of the Islamic religion, for marriage, divorce, inheritance and other matters of personal status.

According to sharia, a person is accepted to take that position if he is a Muslim and has a good understanding of Islamic law. Apart from the chief kadhi and his deputy who sit in Mombasa and Nairobi, there are more than 34 kadhis across the country.


In an interview with Taifa Leo several months before his retirement, Sheikh Muhdhar explained that he would retire happy.


According to him, apart from the complex issue surrounding the appearance of the moon to mark the beginning and end of the Holy month of Ramadan, he does not regret his religious positions.

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