• April 15, 2024
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JSC promotes 39 judicial officers

JSC promotes 39 judicial officers

By Patricia Mollyne Mataga

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has announced promotion of 39 judicial officers.

JSC in a statement on Thursday, March 28, 2024 said the promotions are after they successfully conducted interviews.

The commission further said the latest move is aimed at enhancing the pecuniary of the magistrates and as a result facilitate clearance of case backlog and improve access to justice.

“The career progression of the officers is also intended to motivate the workforce,” JSC said.

In the latest promotions, four principal magistrates have been promoted to the tabk of senior principal magistrate.

11 senior resident magistrates have also been promoted to principal magistrate while 24 senior principal Magistrates have moved a rank high to be chief magistrates.

Agnes Mwangi, Albert Saitabau, Edgar Kagoni and Agnes Ndunge as the principal magistrates who have been promoted to be senior principal magistrates.

“Judicial officers play a key role in the dispensation of justice and JSC affirms its dedication to improving their conditions of service by enhancing employee satisfaction and providing opportunities for career growth,” the commission said.

The latest promotions were approved in a meeting held on March 14th and 26th 2024.

In addition, the commission announced the creation of the position of Registrar of Automation within the Registrar’s establishment in the Judiciary.

It went ahead to appoint Elizabeth Tanui as the individual in charge of the new office.

“The commission congratulates the successful candidates and wishes them well as they serve Kenyans in the new capacity,” said JSC in a statement from the office of the Directorate of Public Affairs and Corporate Communication.

JSC has a constitutional mandate of reviewing the conditions of service for judicial officers.Its 2022-2027 strategic plan also outlines the commitment to motivate judges, judicial officers and staff.

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