CHIEF JUSTICE INTERVIEW BEGUN ON MONDAY

FILLING CHIEF JUSTICE POSITION INTERVIEWS BEGUN ON MONDAY WITH JUSTICE SAID CHITEMBWE BEING THE FIRST ONE BEFORE THE PANEL

CHIEF JUSTICE INTERVIEW BEGUN ON MONDAY
Justice Said Chitembwe

           CHIEF JUSTICE INTERVIEW BEGUN ON MONDAY

By Abigael Nyanchama 

The interview for the position of the Chief Justice to succeed David Maraga took place on Monday at the Supreme Court buildings in Nairobi whereby Justice Said Chitembwe was the first one to face the panel.

The panel was chaired by the Judicial Service Commission Vice Chair  Olive Mugenda whereby in the panel also Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu who is holding the position of the Chief Justice in acting capacity since the retirement of Justice David Maraga, who retired on 12th January 2021 after 4 years of the service as the Chief Justice.

                    Justice Said Chitembwe during the interview

Before the panel, Justice Said Chitembwe who is the High Court Judge said, if appointed as the CJ he will build on what others have done in improving the institution. His competitors are, 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 panel will be interviewing one candidate per day until 23rd April 2021.