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Kenya Chief Justice post to be advertised next week

Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by Invisible, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. Invisible

    Invisible Admin Staff Member

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    Written By: KBC reporters,
    Sat, Feb 26, 2011

    The Judicial Service Commission-JSC will from next week advertise the position of Chief Justice, his deputy and that of five Supreme Court judges.

    The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has said the advert will appear in local dailies on Tuesday and Wednesday for qualified Kenyans to apply.

    JSC member Ahmednassir Abdullahi said a select committee is expected to meet on Monday to draft the advert.

    Speaking at a Workshop in Nairobi on Saturday, Abdullahi said that it is the first time that Kenya is advertising the position of the Chief Justice.

    He also said that a committee of four commissioners has been formed to draft the advert adding that they expect the process to take three to four weeks.

    Chief Justice Evan Gicheru's term ends on Sunday as outlined in the transitional clauses of the new Constitution.

    The clauses require the nomination of the Chief Justice to have been done six months after the enactment of the Constitution which ends on February 27, while Attorney General Amos Wako's term ends on August 27.

    Gicheru who had the option of sitting in the court of appeal after being vetted has decided to quit.

    The Principal Judge of High Court and Court of Appeal will be in charge of Judiciary until the next Chief Justice is appointed.

    Other committee members include Justice Isaac Lenaola, High Court Registrar Lydia Achode and Attorney General Amos Wako.

    Wako on his part said advertisements for the jobs was the first step in ensuring transparency in the

    The commission is also expected to begin vetting judges in line with the new constitution once its completes the recruitment of the chief justice who is the chair of the commission.

    Meanwhile, Public Service minister Dalmas Otieno has called on Kenyans who qualify for the positions of Director of Public Prosecutions and Director of Budget to submit their applications.

    The minister said those who qualify will be appointed on merit.

    He also expressed the need for establishing a comprehensive personnel data bank to ensure that individuals applying for positions in the public sector are competent.

    The minister promised that the commission will follow due process.

    Mr Otieno was speaking in Mombasa during a consultative workshop for Permanent Secretaries on leadership and integrity to support in the implementation of the new constitution.
  2. cartura

    cartura JF-Expert Member

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    Sometimes I envy the Kenyans - good move in the positive direction, siyo kila mtu anateuliwa na rais tu matokeo yake unakuta cronyism and sycophancy vinakuwa the order of the day; inawezakana watu wakipigana kidogo wanakuwa na akili eeh? very sincere congrats to our beloved neighbours and I hope other countriries will take a leaf from them..
  3. Mallaba

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    kweli hii ndiyo raha ya katiba mpya.
    Rais amepunguziwa saana madaraka kwa sasa
    Tanzania pia ndicho tunchokitaka sio kila post zinatolewa kirafiki ,
    watu hawana hata sifa wamezikalia nafasi kwa miaka nenda rudi na mbaya zaidi hao hao ndio wanaonyanyasa wenzao