Former KMJA president eyes JSC representative post

Ex-KMJA president eyes JSC representative post

The race to find the next representative of judges at the Judicial Service Commission is expected to tighten up as days go by.


Various candidates have expressed interest in the prestigious seat that is currently occupied by Justice David Majanja.


It is not clear yet whether Majanja could be eyeing the seat again once his term expires in May 2024.

Lady Justice Jacqueline Kamau is among the big names whose rumoured candidature for the seat is expected to unsettle many men who have expressed interest in vying for the seat.


Lady Justice Kamau is a former President of the Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association (KMJA).


She is also a member of the International Women’s Association of Judges(IAWJ) and a well-known arbitrator.


The reported entry of the Vihiga-based High Court Judge is expected to change the dynamics of the race considering her past experience in judges election.


In the event she manages to win the support of female judges, Justice Kamau is billed as the person to beat in the race that often attracts lots of interest.


Described by some as aggressive and no pushover, Justice Kamau is expected to leverage her experience as former President of KMJA to give opponents a run for their money.


The Constitution of Kenya, 2010, requires the Association to elect one Judge and one Magistrate to the JSC

The decision lies with the members at the ballot.

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