Activist seeks court orders to stop the ongoing interviews for recruitment of CJ

Lawyer Phillip Murgor appeared before the JSC panel as interviews for the next CJ enter day five today

Supreme Court of Kenya

An activist has moved to court seeking an order to stop the ongoing Judicial Service Commission’s (JSC) recruitment interviews for a new Chief Justice.

Through his lawyers, Activist Memba Ocharo says the candidates who have been interviewed so far have admitted that they did not fill the wealth declaration form as required by law.

The activist argues that Prof. Patriciah Mbote, Judge Martha Koome, Justice Saidi Chitembwe and Justice David Njagi Marete did not fill wealth declaration forms.

Ocharo further questioned the chairing of the interviews by Prof. Olive Mugenda despite the declaration in the constitution that JSC matters should either be chaired by the Chief Justice or the Deputy Chief Justice.

The activist further added that the vetting process has fallen way below the constitutional threshold.

The file will be placed before, Justice Weldon Korir for directions.

The JSC is currently holding interviews for candidates seeking to fill the position of Chief Justice with 10 candidates having been shortlisted.

The exercise will come to a close on Friday 23rd April 2021.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

I organized a crowd for Raila during Eldoret visit - Oscar Sudi spills

I organized a crowd for Raila during Eldoret visit - Oscar Sudi spills

It's my first time - watch Moses Kuria walking unaided after accident [Video]

It's my first time - watch Moses Kuria walking unaided after accident [Video]

Leaders of Islamic State and Al Qaeda killed within a span of 24 hours

Leaders of Islamic State and Al Qaeda killed within a span of 24 hours

Mike Sonko reacts to court clearing swearing-in of Anne Kananu

Mike Sonko reacts to court clearing swearing-in of Anne Kananu

Yahoo Boy jailed in Edo for pretending to be James Bond actor

Yahoo Boy jailed in Edo for pretending to be James Bond actor

3 CSs host Raila in Nyamira County for major Harambee

3 CSs host Raila in Nyamira County for major Harambee

Police launch manhunt for man who assaulted his 90-year-old mother in Makueni

Police launch manhunt for man who assaulted his 90-year-old mother in Makueni

1 dead: How Komothai Girls defended themselves after boys invaded their dorm

1 dead: How Komothai Girls defended themselves after boys invaded their dorm

New closing time for Bars and Restaurants, CS clarifies on wearing masks

New closing time for Bars and Restaurants, CS clarifies on wearing masks