Former IEBC chairman Issack Hassan and his deputy Lilian Mahiri-Zaja have been shortlisted by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) for Court of Appeal and High Court judges, respectively.
The two are listed among the 334 individuals who had applied for the position of the Court of Appeal and High Court judges that were advertised by JSC on March 14, 2022.
68 individuals had applied for 6 positions of judges in the court of appeal out of which the JSC shortlisted 31, while 266 applied for the positions in the High Court where JSC shortlisted 104.
Among the candidates shortlisted for interviews set to begin next month are current High Court judges and the Employment and Labour relations court judges.
22 of those shortlisted are currently serving as judges, including principal judge of the High Court Lydia Achode, Alfred Mabeya, the presiding judge of the Commercial division, and Abida Ali Aroni.
“The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) having reviewed the applications for completeness and conformity with the constitutional and statutory requirements set out in the advertisement … shortlisted a total of thirty-one (31) candidates for the positions of Judge of the Court of Appeal and one hundred and four (104) candidates for the position of Judge of the High Court,” JSC said in an advertisement.
The interviews will be conducted between June 20 and August 24, 2022; JSC has asked the public to submit in writing any details of the applicant that may be of interest to the public and the commission.
“The Commission may interview any member of the public who has submitted any information of interest in respect of any shortlisted candidate and such information will be kept confidential,” the JSC said in a statement to the media.