Justice Marete Njagi [Photo: Capital News]
Justice Marete Njagi has appeared today before the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) to present his case in hopes of being the next chief Justice.
Appearing before the 9-man JSC panel, Justice Njagi said his experience on the bench puts him in a good position to head the judiciary.
He noted that if appointed the next Chief Justice, he will immediately address the backlog cases in the next three years.
“I will be able to clear this backlog in three years if everybody in the Judiciary looks at the issues Kenyans have and have the desire to address them,” said Njagi.
The judge, who is currently works under the Employment and Labour Relations Court (ELRC), added that he will be accountable to Kenyans, “I work with everyone from standpoint of equality, teach, listen and consult with all judiciary workers and listen to their concerns.
He also boasted of his daring leadership skills, narrating of an incident where he had one of his staff members arrested for making noise.
“Daring is my other name, there is nothing which shakes me, this office requires one who is able to work with everybody and resist anybody who fools around with the office and entire establishment,” said Njagi.
Mr. Njagi is the fourth member to appear before the panel after Justice Said Chitembwe, Patricia Mbote and Justice Martha Koome.
Others to be interviewed include Philip Murgor, Justice Nduma Nderi, Fred Ngatia, Justice William Ouko, Dr Wekesa Moni and Alice Yano.
The JSC will forward one name to President Uhuru Kenyatta for appointment after the approval of the national assembly.