MP wants Lawyers serving in JSC barred from active practicing

Written By: Hunja Macharia

Kieni Member of Parliament Kanini Kega now wants lawyers elected to serve in the Judicial Service Commission barred from active practicing citing conflict of interest.

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According to Kanini it’s the mandate of the Commission to employ Judges and therefore, lawyers who serve in the Commission and participate in the recruitment of these Judges should not then be expected to appear before the same judges representing clients.

Kanini says he will seek to amend the JSC Act to ensure that lawyers elected to serve in the commission are prohibited from practicing until their term is over.

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Speaking at Mlima Kenya Primary School during the official handing over of 12 classrooms constructed by Wallis Annenberg Foundation in USA and constructed by William Holden Wildlife Foundation, Kega said Judiciary has failed Kenyans in the war against corruption saying high profile individuals accused of looting public funds are yet to be sentenced.

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The MP said Kenyans are at liberty to engage on the composition of the JSC saying there must be deliberate efforts to clean up the commission.

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He said it is unfortunate that senior Government officers mentioned in corruption scandals among them Cabinet Secretaries, Governors are still in office.

During the Function William Holden Wildlife Foundation President Stefanie Powers said that they have been working with donors from abroad in a special way to make sure that they uplift learning conditions of most children in Laikipia County.

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She noted that apart from the state of the art school structures they also incorporate conservation education to the young generation.

The school received a total facelift from wooden classrooms to the current permanent ones with the Head teacher saying the generosity has seen improved performances in academics.



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