July 14, 2016

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The candidates were picked from a list of 15 candidates who had applied for the position to succeed Justice Kalpana Rawal.

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JSC Shortlists 13 Women For Deputy Chief Justice Position

JSC Shortlists 13 Women For Deputy Chief Justice Position

Philomena Mwilu , Deputy Chief Justice

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has shortlisted 13 candidates for the Deputy Chief Justice position.

The candidates, who are all women, were picked from a list of 15 candidates who had applied for the position to succeed Justice Kalpana Rawal.

  1. Lady justice Hannah Okwengu
  2. Lady justice Abida Aroni
  3. Lady justice Agnes Murgor
  4. Lady justice Wanjiru Karanja
  5. Lady justice Philomena Mwilu
  6. Lady justice Fatuma Sichale
  7. Lady justice Lydia Achode
  8. Lady justice Pauline Nyamweya
  9. Lady justice Martha Koome
  10. Lady justice Roselyne Nambuye
  11. Surinder Kapila
  12. Pamela Mwikali
  13. Joyce Miguda

JSC also named 18 candidates for the position of Supreme Court judge out of 21 applicants.

  1. Lady justice Martha Koome
  2. Lady justice Agnes Murgor
  3. Lady justice Wanjiru Karanja
  4. Lady justice Philomena Mwilu
  5. Lady justice Roselyne Nambuye
  6. Lady justice Fatuma Sichale
  7. Lady justice Pauline Nyamweya
  8. Justice Alnashir Visram
  9. Justice Isaac Lenaola
  10. Justice Joseph Kiplangat
  11. Justice Mbogholi Msagha
  12. Justice Erastus Githinji
  13. Justice Luka Kimaru
  14. David Mwaure
  15. John Chebii
  16. Pamela Mwikali
  17. Kibaya Laibuta
  18. Joyce Miguda

On Tuesday, the commission shortlisted six candidates out of 14 applicants for the Chief Justice position, which fell vacant last month, following willy mutunga’s retirement; Justices Smokin Wanjala, AlnashirVisram, Nambuye, David Maraga and Mbogholi Msagha, and Philip Nzamba.

“The Judicial Service Commission has today reviewed the applications received for the position of Chief Justice for completeness and conformity with the Constitutional and statutory requirements, the JSC Act and criteria outlined in the advertisement for the post,” JSC said in a press statement on Tuesday.

Retired judge Aaron Ringera, Professor Makau Mutua and Supreme Court judge Jackton Ojwang, who were in the race to succeed Mutunga, failed to pass the mark.

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