JSC recommends appointment of 20 High Court judges
The Judicial Service Commission has recommended the appointment of 20 judges to the High Court. The names have been submitted to President William Ruto for approval.
In a statement on Thursday, JSC said they have finalised the evaluation process of the candidates interviewed for the positions.
JSC advertised for the position of High Court Judge on March 14 and completed the selection process on Thursday.
“After length deliberations and careful consideration of the performance of the various candidates and based on the constitutional imperative of merit, gender, regional balance and affirmative action, the JSC has recommended the appointment of the under listed to the Office of Judge of the High Court and has submitted their names to the President for appointment,” said Chief Justice Martha Koome, who chairs the commission.
“The commission wishes to thank all the candidates and all stakeholders for their participation in the recruitment and selection process,” she added.
Among those nominated are seven magistrates led by Milimani Anti-Corruption court chief magistrate Lawrence Mugambi.
The other magistrates elevated to the judgeship include Gichohi Patricia Njeri, Kavedza Diana Rachael, Nyaga Heston Mbogo, Mulwa Peter Mutua, Macharia Florence Wangari and Odera Teresa Achieng.
President Ruto is expected to appoint the nominees within 14 days. The list has eight women and 12 men.
The High Court currently has 82 judges against a statutory establishment of 200 judges and the appointment of the new judges will push the number to 102.