JSC proceeds with Chief Justice interviews despite court order issued on Wednesday

Ninth candidate to be interviewed despite court order

Tent where the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has been holding interviews for the Chief Justice position

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) on Thursday proceeded with the search for Kenya's next Chief Justice despite a court order issued on April 21, 2021.

In an announcement posted on the Commission's official social media channels, the JSC clarified that the remaining two candidates would be interviewed as scheduled.

"This is to confirm that the JSC interviews for Chief Justice haven’t been stopped, and will continue normally today, and on Friday, as originally scheduled," the announcement read in part.

A three-judge bench comprising Justices Anthony Mrima, Helen Onkwani and Reuben Nyakundi had ruled to bar the JSC from scoring the candidates interviewed for the position.

The judges further barred the JSC from interviewing candidates for the vacant Supreme Court judge post.

The position fell vacant following the retirement of Justice Jackton Ojwang'.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Investigations unearth details on cop who threw teargas at Martha Karua

Investigations unearth details on cop who threw teargas at Martha Karua

New Al Shabaab graduates eliminated by KDF in Boni Forest

New Al Shabaab graduates eliminated by KDF in Boni Forest

I am tired of Sakaja’s lies - furious Miguna blasts Sakaja

I am tired of Sakaja’s lies - furious Miguna blasts Sakaja

TSC fires deputy CEO Dr Mulunda over corruption

TSC fires deputy CEO Dr Mulunda over corruption

Ruto hints at going after Uhuru and his administration

Ruto hints at going after Uhuru and his administration

Matiang’i reveals police tenders that have angered Kenya Kwanza politicians

Matiang’i reveals police tenders that have angered Kenya Kwanza politicians

IEBC rejects CUE letter revoking Johnson Sakaja’s degree

IEBC rejects CUE letter revoking Johnson Sakaja’s degree

Policeman charged with attempting to injure Martha Karua with teargas

Policeman charged with attempting to injure Martha Karua with teargas

Karua back in Gusiiland after chaotic rally ended prematurely

Karua back in Gusiiland after chaotic rally ended prematurely