By Eunice Kayo
The Judicial Service Commission is currently conducting interviews leading to the promotion of Senior Principal Magistrates to Chief Magistrates.
The process which began on Monday last week has seen four interview sessions led by Chief Justice David Maraga who chairs the commission with a number of interested candidates featuring.
Maraga is leading Members of the JSC panel including his deputy Philomena Mwilu, commissioners Olive Mugenda, Macharia Njeru, Mercy Deche, Emily Ominde, Felix Koskei, Mohamed Warsame, Patrick Gichohi, and David Majanja in the weeklong sessions.
Others in the panel include Judiciary Chief Registrar Ann Amadi and her JSC counterpart Winfrida Mokaya.
Some of the notable figures who have already been interviewed include Teresia Achieng, Karimi Mwangi, James Njuguna, Dolphina Atieno, Desderias Ambiro, Hezron Nyaberi, Felix Mutinda Kombo, Jared Ogoti Magori, Bernard Ondego Ochieng, Zachariah Joseph Nyakundi, Anne Wanjiru Mwangi, Benjamin Atiang Mitullah, Florence Wangari Macharia, Sambu Kibet, Francis Nyungu Kyambia, Robinson Kebabe Ondieki, Beatrice Muthoni Kimemia and Philip Wambua Mutua.
The Commission is also recruiting staff.
JSC said this is part of its efforts to enhance human resources capacity of the Judiciary.
“The JSC will be conducting physical interviews from October 12 to November 3, 2020 for a total of 632)candidates shortlisted for the following advertised positions: Law Clerks (14 posts), Senior Legal Researchers (30 posts) and Legal Researchers (158 posts),” JSC Secretary Anne Amadi said in an earlier statement.
It is expected that the commission will finalize the interviews by the end of this week.