Court of Appeal delivers landmark ruling on JSC announcing Kenya's next CJ

The verdict is in

File image of the Kenyan Court of Appeal. No more surprise raids by EACC - Court of Appeal judges Roselyn Nambuye, Sankale Kantai rule

The Court of Appeal on Tuesday issued a ruling on a suit against the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) as pertains the nomination of Kenya's next Chief Justice.

Delivering the ruling on Tuesday, the court overturned an earlier ruling by the High Court which barred the JSC from scoring the candidates who were interviewed for the position.

The High Court ruling was vacated, which now allows the judges' employer to select a nominee for the Chief Justice position.

JSC has also been allowed to recruit a Supreme Court judge who will replace retired Justice Jackton Ojwang'.

The Court of Appeal, however, allowed the High Court to continue hearing the petition and give its judgement.

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