Court bars SRC from limiting number of JSC meetings


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In Summary

  • Delivering the ruling on Monday, Justice Chacha Mwita nullified the move by SRC to curb JSC meetings to not more than eight a month.
  • Justice Mwita pointed out that the role of SRC is limited to reviewing and setting remuneration of State officers, therefore, barred the salaries regulator from interfering with the judicial independence of the JSC.
  • In the case, JSC told the court that limiting its meetings to eight would affect the recruitment of new Judiciary appointments.

The High Court in Nairobi has quashed a decision by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) to limit the number of paid meetings held by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).

Delivering the ruling on Monday, Justice Chacha Mwita nullified the move by SRC to curb JSC meetings to not more than eight a month.

Justice Mwita pointed out that the role of SRC is limited to reviewing and setting remuneration of State officers, therefore, barred the salaries regulator from interfering with the judicial independence of the JSC.

“SRC’s decision to cap the remunerable meetings for JSC members to not more than eight meetings in a month is unconstitutional and interferes with its administrative independence,” ruled the judge.

In the case, JSC told the court that limiting its meetings to eight would affect the recruitment of new Judiciary appointments.

The judicial body further argued that it will be unable to meet the required deadlines or even discharge its duties as far as independence, accountability, efficiency and effectiveness of the Judiciary in administration of justice are concerned.

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