|Ten judges, two lawyers eye Chief Justice seat|
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 08:53
Two judges who were taken through humiliation in the 2003 so-called radical surgery of the Judiciary but were later cleared of all charges now want to head the third arm of Government.
Justices Msagha Mbogholi and Roselyne Nambuye are among 24 individuals who have applied for the positions of Chief Justice and Deputy Chief Justice. Mbogholi, who was cleared by a tribunal where he successfully defended himself against the allegations leveled against him by retired Justice Aaron Ringera, has applied to be CJ.
Nambuye, who was also reinstated after President Kibaki withdrew her name from those to be probed after it became apparent the allegations against her were unfounded, wants to be the Deputy CJ.
Ten judges and two lawyers in private practice will battle it out for the CJ position while another 12 individuals will fight to be Deputy CJ.
According to the Constitution, the CJ and deputy cannot be of the same gender and that means that the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) will have to do a balancing act as it recommends the people best suited for the jobs.
Those who have applied for the post of CJ, according to a list released by the JSC yesterday, include retired Ghanaian judge Edward Torgbor who served in Kenya in the early 1990s and also a judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Mr Justice Lee Muthoga.
The others are four serving Court of Appeal judges and another four from the High Court.
The four Court of Appeal judges who have applied for the CJ
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