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Rwanda first African nation to get Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

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David Maraga delivers his last speech as Chief Justice at the Supreme Court on January 11, 2021. Image: CHARLENE MALWA

Supreme Court judges have kept off the race to replace former Chief Justice David Maraga. According to a list of applicants released by the Judicial Service Commission, none of the judges including acting Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu applied for the job.

On January 20, the JSC advertised the positions of the Chief Justice and the Judge of the Supreme Court.

It received (13) applications for the position of the Chief Justice:

  1. Prof Otinga Mare
  2. Prof. Dr. Moni Wekesa
  3. Hon. Mr Justice William Ouko
  4. Hon. Mr. Justice D.K. Marete
  5. Alice Jepkoech Yano
  6.  Hon. Lady Justice Martha Koome
  7. Hon. Mr. Justice Mathew N. Nduma
  8. Ngatia Fredrick SC
  9. Prof Patricia K. Mbote
  10. Philip Kipchirchir Murgor
  11. Said Juma Chitembwe
  12. Otondi Ontweka
  13. Ombongi Brian Matagaro
 

There are nine applications for the position of the Judge of the Supreme Court:

  1. Hon. Mr Justice William Ouko
  2. Hon. Mr. Justice D.K. Marete
  3. Alice Jepkoech Yano
  4. Hon. Lady Justice Martha Koome
  5. Hon. Mr. Justice Joseph Sergon
  6. Hon. Mr. Justice Mathew N. Nduma
  7. Hon. Mr. Justice Kathurima M’Inoti
  8. Dr. Justry P. Lumumba Nyaberi
  9. Hon Said Juma Chitembwe
 

"The Commission will proceed to shortlist and publicize the list within 14 days as provided in the First Schedule of the Judicial Service Act. The Judicial Service Commission is committed to upholding professionalism and integrity throughout the recruitment process," JSC Secretary Anne Amadi said.

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