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JSC statement on persons recommended to the President for appointment as Judges of the Court of Appeal

JSC STATEMENT. NAIROBI, JULY 22, 2019nnPreamblennThe Court of Appeal is established under Article 164 (1) of the Constitution. It has jurisdiction to hear appeals from the High Court, environment & Land Court, Employment& Labour Relations Court and any other court or tribunal as prescribed by an Act of Parliament. The Court has an establishment of 30 judges.nnOn 6th August 2018, the President of the Court of Appeal placed a request before JSC to fill 11 vacancies in order to raise the number of judges from the current 19 to the full complement of 30 judges. Pursuant to Article 172 (a)...

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JSC interviews more candidates for the position of ELC judge

The Judicial Service Commission interviewed Mbindyo Judith Nzula, Gitonga Erastus Kibiru, Asati Esther, Midikira Felix Ayuya, Sangoro Michael Odeny Ogallo and Ongarora Fred Nyagaka for the position of Environment and Land Court Judge.nn nn ...

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JSC panel concludes interviews for Court of Appeal Judge hopefuls

The Judicial Service Commission today interviewed the last group of candidates for the position of the Court of Appeal Judge. Those who appeared nefore the panel were: Dr. Kibaya Imaana Laibuta, Lady Justice Kasango Mary Nyambura, Lady Justice Lesiit Jessie Wanjiku and Musyoki Benjamin Mwikya. nn nn ...

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JSC receives views

The Judicial Service Commission today held a stakehoders engagement forum on Judiciary independence and accountability since 2010 where it received views on the Commission's and Judiciary's operations. The various stakeholders pointed out areas of weaknesses in the system and proposed ways to improve service delivery.nnnn nn nn ...

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JSC speaks on the state of the Judiciary following drastic budgetary allocation cuts

As you are aware, the mandate of the Judiciary is derived from the people as expressed in Article 159(1) and (2) of the Constitution, which says “Judicial Authority is derived from the people and vests in, and shall be exercised by the courts and tribunals established by or under … [the] Constitution” and that “In exercising that authority the courts and tribunals shall be guided by” amongst other things the principle that “justice shall not be delayed”. In the premises, the Judiciary is obliged to inform the public of anything that may affect service delivery. (Read full statement)nn nn...

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