JSC interviews last candidate for Chief Justice job

The Judicial Service Commission will today expect the last candidate commissioner Alice Yano who will plead her case on becoming the next chief Justice.

Being the youngest amongst the 10 candidates the 53 year old will be expected to take pride her wealth of experience that saw her serve as commissioner in the defunct Constitution of Kenya Review Commission.

After today the JSC will deliberate on who they found fit and envelope one name to the president for appointment after the approval of the national assembly.

Meanwhile the JSC has filed a notice of appeal expressing dissatisfaction with the orders that were issued by the high court on Wednesday barring it from continuing with its interviews.

“The Judicial Service Commission is fully dissatisfied with the ruling by the three judges delivered on Wednesday and intends to appeal to the Court of Appeal against the whole decision,” said commission.

The JSC wants to be allowed to continue with the process of evaluating the candidates and nominate the most suitable to be recommended to the president for appointment as CJ to replace Justice David Maraga who retired in January.

The High Court Judges on Wednesday stopped the commission from making any deliberations or further considerations to evaluate the ten candidates interviewed for the position of CJ pending determination of three petitions challenging the process.

The court of appeal is set to give a report today on the matter.

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