Top legal minds line up to take over Chief Justice job

Supreme Court Judge Njoki Ndung'u, former Attorney-General Githu Muigai and Justice Isaac Lenaola

From left: Supreme Court Judge Njoki Ndung'u, former Attorney-General Githu Muigai and Justice Isaac Lenaola.

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What you need to know:

  • Judges of the Court of Appeal, High Court and advocates in the academia, civil societies, corporations, and prosecutors can apply for the job should they fulfil the set out qualifications.
  • Justice Mwilu and Justice Njoki Ndung’u are the only women at the Supreme Court.

Names of top judges and senior lawyers jostling to succeed Mr David Maraga as Chief Justice are being floated as the Judicial Service Commission next month starts the process to recruit his successor in what is billed as a high stakes race. 

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