Supreme Court Judge Smokin Wanjala replaced at JSC

 

Supreme Court Judge Smokin Wanjala has been replaced at the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) following his successful application for the Chief Justice. Position.

Judge Wanjala will be substituted Appellate judge Mohamed Warsame.

Until his application for the top seat, Wanjala was Judicial Service Commission (JSC) chair for Human Resource and Administration Committee which will now be handled by Judge Warsame.

“The Judicial Service Commission has replaced the membership of Supreme Court Judge Dr Wanjala following his application for the post of Chief Justice,” said a statement to newsrooms signed by Justice Aggrey Muchelule, the Chairman JSC Administration and Justice Committee.

“He will no longer attend JSC meetings nor handle any matter as he is a candidate scheduled to appear before the JSC. Instead, his roles on the JSC will now be handled by Justice Warsame,” Justice Muchelule added.

Judicial Service Commission (JSC) is the supreme organ that recruits and hires magistrates and judges to serve in the Judiciary.

JSC recommend individuals to the President for appointment as judges. It further views and recommend the conditions of service of judges and judicial officers, other than their remuneration and the staff of the Judiciary.

The JSC will be responsible for recruiting the Chief Justice, his Deputy and Supreme Court Judge.

Chief Justice Dr. Willy Mutunga retired in June after attaining his retirement age.

However, Deputy Chief Justice and Supreme Court Judge Philip Tunoi were forcefully retired after they moved to court to contest the retirement age put at 70 by the new Constitution, saying they should stay on until they turn 74, since they are bound by the old Constitution.

Six candidates have being shortlisted for CJ position including Judge Wanjala.

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