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Race to replace David Maraga narrows to 10 candidates

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The Judicial Service Commission has shortlisted ten candidates for the interviews of the Chief Justice position scheduled for April.

The commission had released a list of 13 applicants for the CJ position, but has now shortlisted the list to ten.

The ten shortlisted candidates are Justice Said Chitembwe, Prof Patricia Mbote, Justice Martha Koome, Justice Marete Njagi, Philip Murgor, Justice Nduma Nderi, Fred Ngatia, Justice William Ouko, Dr Wekesa Moni and Alice Yano.

The position of Chief Justice was left vacant on January after David Maraga retired.

All the current Supreme Court judges, including acting CJ Philomena Mwilu, have gave the race to replace Maraga a wide berth.

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Nine candidates have also been shortlisted for the interview for the position of Supreme Court of Kenya judge.

They include; Justice Said Chitembwe, Justice Martha Koome, Justice M’inoti Kathurima, Justice Nduma Nderi, Lumumba Nyaberi, Justice William Ouko, Justice Joseph Sergon and Alice Yano.

The position of the Supreme Court judge was left open after Justice Jackton Ojwang was suspended by President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2019 and later retired in February 2020.

Public opinions have been invited regarding the candidates seeking to fill the CJ’s and Supreme court judge’s position by March 3.

Thereafter, JSC will vet the candidates who will finally be recommended to President Uhuru Kenyatta for appointment.

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