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THE JUDICIAL SERVICE COMMISSION (JSC)

The Judicial Service Commission was established under Article  Article 171(1) of the Constitution of Kenya.

Overview

The Commission consists of the following 11 members:

    1. The Chief Justice, who shall be the chairperson of the Commission;
    2. One Supreme Court judge elected by the judges of the Supreme Court;
    3. One Court of Appeal judge elected by the judges of the Court of Appeal;
    4. One High Court judge and one magistrate, one a woman and one a man, elected by the members of the association of judges and magistrates;
    5. The Attorney-General;
    6. Two advocates, one a woman and one a man, each of whom has at least fifteen years’ experience, elected by the members of the statutory body responsible for the professional regulation of advocates;
    7. One person nominated by the Public Service Commission; and
    8. One woman and one man to represent the public, not being lawyers, appointed by the President with the approval of the National Assembly.

 Commissioners to the Judicial Service Commission

  1. Hon. Lady Justice Martha Karambu Koome, Commission’s Chair, Chief Justice and President of Supreme Court 
  2. Hon. Justice Mohamed Warsame, Commissioner/ Judge Court of Appeal  [See Profile]
  3. Hon. Mr. Partrick G. Gichohi, Commissioner/Public Service Commission representative 
  4. Hon Prof. Olive Mwihaki Mugenda; Commissioner/Public representative
  5. Hon. Justin Bedan Njoka Muturi, Commissioner/ Attorney General
  6. Hon. Mr. Felix Kiptarus; Commissioner/Public Representative
  7. Hon.  Mr. Macharia Njeru, Commissioner/ LSK Male Representative 
  8. Hon.  Justice David Majanja, Commissioner/Judge of the High Court 
  9. Hon Everlyn Olwande, Commissioner/ Chief Magistrate
  10. Hon Jacqueline Ingutiah,  Commissioner/LSK Female Representative 
  11. Hon. Mr. Justice Mohammed K. Ibrahim, Commissioner/ Judge of the Supreme Court

 

The Secretary to the Judicial Service Commission

Anne Atieno Amadi – Chief Registrar of the Judiciary [See Profile]

 

 

 

FORMER/RETIRED MEMBERS

  1. Hon . Justice David Kenani Maraga, Rtd Chief Justice / President of the Supreme Court [See Profile]
  2. Hon. Mercy Mwara Deche,  Advocate of the High Court of Kenya  [See Profile]
  3. Hon. Emily Ominde, Chief Magistrate,  [See Profile]
  4. Hon. Justice Dr. Willy M. Mutunga, Rtd Chief Justice / President of the Supreme Court of Kenya [See Profile]
  5. Hon. Dr. Justice Smokin Wanjala, Judge of the Supreme Court of Kenya  [See Profile]
  6. Hon. Florence Muoti Mwangangi, Advocate of the High Court of Kenya  [See Profile]
  7. Hon. Prof. Margaret Kobia, PhD,  [See Profile]
  8. Hon. Kipng’etich arap Korir Bett [See Profile]
  9. Hon. Prof. Githu Muigai, former Attorney General of the Republic of Kenya  [See Profile]
  10. Hon. Prof Tom Ojienda, Senior Counsel [See Profile]
  11. Hon. Justice Aggrey Muchelule  [See Profile]
  12. Hon. Lady Justice Philomena Mbete Mwilu, Deputy Chief Justice and Vice President of the Supreme Court [See Profile]
  13. Hon. P. Kihara Kariuki, former Attorney General 

Visit JSC website

www.jsc.go.ke

 

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