RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION OF CHIEF JUSTICE AND SUPREME COURT JUDGE
The process for filing the vacancies in the office of the Chief Justice and Judge of the Supreme Court is laid down in the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and the judicial Service Act, 2011.
Publication of vacancy notice in the Kenya Gazette was on 18thJanuary 2021 and it was Advertised on 20thJanuary 2021 in local dailies and also on the website.
Judicial Service Commission conducted the recruitment and selection process to fill the vacancies in the office of the Chief Justice.The Chief Justice was Nominated by the JSC on 5thMarch 2021 after a transparent and competitive Recruitment process. The Nominee’s (MARTHA KARAMBU KOOME ) name was later Submitted to the president for onward transmission to the Parliament for vetting which took place on 13th March 2020 and later approved on 18th March 2021. She was subsequently appointed by the president on 19thMarch 2021 as the Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya.