Nzamba Kitonga faces CJ recruitment panel

By Brenda Czeda

Nzamba Kitonga the former constitution of Kenya review committee chair is the 4th applicant to face the Judiciary Service Commission that is seeking to recruit the country’s next Chief Justice.

Kitonga informed the panel his immediate task if appointed will be to mend the sour relations between the executive and the Judiciary.

He also pledged to ensure persons can check the status of their cases online through the creation of an e-registry and e-diary.

At the same time he promised to ensure corruption is reduced if not eliminated from the judiciary.

Within his first 3 months in office, Kitonga plans to meet all players in the justice system to formulate a 5 year plan that will among others see the tainted image of the Judiciary restored.

The panel also tested him on his objectivity in interpretation of the constitution given he was among those who guided the formulation of the document as well as issues of conflict of interest as a practicing lawyer.

Kitonga also had to deal with the controversial two third gender rule in the constitution that to date remains a thorn in the flesh with no law crafted despite the end  of the stipulated timeline.


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