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Justice Juma Chiptembwe Cry During Vetting Spikes Reactions In The Internet

Interviews for the Chief Justice to succeed David Maraga began at the Supreme Court buildings in Nairobi on Monday, with Justice Said Juma Chitembwe facing the panel.

In the panel is Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu, who has been holding the position in acting capacity since Mr Maraga retired in January. The panel was led by JSC vice chair Olive Mugenda and Justice Mohammed Abdullahi Warsame.

"If I'm appointed, I will build on what others have done with the sole purpose of improving the institution so that it can be what it is supposed to be, as per its vision and mission," Justice Chitembwe said in the initial stages of his interview.

His competitors are Prof Patricia Mbote, Justice Martha Koome, Justice Marete Njagi, Philip Murgor, Justice Nduma Nderi, Fred Ngatia, Justice William Ouko, Dr Wekesa Moni and Alice Yano.

Chitembwe cried earlier today due to a question about how he was, suspended from the Judiciary after being charged with conspiracy to fraud NSSF Sh1.7 billion. He was later reinstated in 2011 after the anti-corruption court cleared him for lack of evidence.

His cry has spiked mixed reactions to the people. "He is seeking sympathy," One of the netizens said.

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