• April 15, 2024
  • Last Update April 15, 2024 8:58 AM
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JSC starts interviews in search for next Judiciary Registrar

JSC starts interviews in search for next Judiciary Registrar

By Patricia Mollyne Mataga

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) on Monday started the process of interviewing individuals that were shortlisted for the position of the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary.

The position has been vacant since the exit of Ann Amadi in December 2023.

JSC in a statement said they had shortlisted 7 individuals out of which one will be the next holder of the position.

43 individuals had expressed interest in the position but only 7 made the cut.

“The Commission advertised the vacancy in the Office of the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary on 23rd October 2023. Upon closure of the advert, the JSC received 43 applications and shortlisted 7 candidates.The JSC will today conduct interviews with the 7 candidates,” JSC said in a post on their social media pages.

Interviews were led by the commission’s chairperson who is also the Chief Justice Martha Koome.

Among those that appeared before the interviewing panel include Macharia Rose, Juma Jack Busalile, Frida Mokaya, Wambati Anne, Paul Ndemo and Caroline Kendagor.

Once the interviews are concluded a suitable individual will be appointed by the JSC based on merit.

The Office of the Chief Registrar is established under Article 161 (2) (c) of the Constitution.

According to the law, the holder of the position is the chief administrator and accounting officer of the Judiciary.

The position was established under the current constitution which was promulgated in 2010.Gladys Boss Shollei, now the National Assembly Deputy Speaker and the Uasin Gishu County Woman Member of Parliament was the first holder of the position.

She was however sacked in 2013 over graft allegations that the courts cleared her of any wrongdoing.

The Supreme Court in 2022 declared her removal from office unfair.

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