Applicants invited for Chief Justice post

Jan, 20th 2021 – The Judiciary has announced a vacancy at the office of the Chief Justice, inviting qualified Kenyans to tender their applications. The vacancy was declared, by Acting Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu, in a gazette notice yesterday.

Kenyans who have at least 15 years of experience, as superior court judges or as distinguished academics, judicial officers, or legal practitioners, are invited to apply.

The applicants should also have a high moral character, integrity, and impartiality, that meets the requirements of Chapter Six, of the Constitution on Leadership and Integrity.

Those seeking to replace Maraga are expected to submit their applications to the JSC by the 10th of February. They are also expected to hold a law degree from a recognized University, be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya or 15 years of experience.

Once the applicants will be interviewed, names of successful candidates will be forwarded to the parliament for vetting. This is before appointment by the Head of State.

The vacancy follows the retirement of Chief Justice David Maraga.

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