Judiciary receives only one application for ex-CJ Willy Mutunga’s job
The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has extended the application deadline for the Chief Justice’s post from Thursday to Friday.
This is after JSC vice chair Prof. Margaret Kobia confirmed that only one person had applied for the post by Monday evening.
The JSC had previously said it will recruit a Chief Justice who will work in harmony with fellow judges and also the legislature and the executive.
Appearing on Citizen TV’s Cheche Show last week, Kobia downplayed concerns over the CJ vacancy.
“We want to assure Kenyans we will get the right person for the job, a CJ who can work with all arms of government but still retain their independence,” said Kobia.
Among those who had been named as likely applicants are Attorney General Githu Muigai and Supreme Court Judge Smokin Wanjala, Appeal’s Court Judges Kihara Kariuki and Alnashir Visram, as well as Justice Msagha Mbogholi of the High Court.
A new Chief Justice is expected to be named by October.
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