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21 February 2020

Kenya Government Gazette dated 2020-02-21 number 37

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SPECIAL ISSUE




               THE KENYA GAZETTE
                                       Published by Authority of the Republic of Kenya
                                                      (Registered as a Newspaper at the G.P.O.)


Vol. CXXII—No. 37                                 NAIROBI, 21st February, 2020                                                     Price Sh. 60

GAZETTE NOTICE NO. 1606                                                       Constitutional and Statutory Requirements for Appointment:
                    THE JUDICIAL SERVICE ACT                                      For appointment to the position of Judge of the Supreme Court, the
                            (No. 1 of 2011)                                   applicant must possess the following minimum qualifications set out in
                                                                              Article 166 (2) and (3) of the Constitution, namely:
                           THE JUDICIARY
                                                                                 1. Hold a law degree from a recognized university, or be an
    VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF JUDGE OF THE SUPREME COURT OF                    advocate of the High Court of Kenya, or possess an equivalent
                             KENYA (1 POST)                                   qualification in a common-law jurisdiction; and
    PURSUANT to section 3, Part II, First Schedule of the Judicial
Service Act, 2011 the Judiciary declares one (1) vacancy in the Office           2. (a) Have at least fifteen (15) years experience as a superior
of Judge of the Supreme Court of Kenya.                                                 court judge;

Job details:                                                                                                     or
Ref:                   V/No. 1/2020                                                  (b) Have at least fifteen (15) years experience as a
                                                                                         distinguished academic, judicial officer, legal practitioner
Job title:             Judge of the Supreme Court                                        or such experience in other relevant legal field;
Number of posts:       One (1) post                                                                              or
Tenure of office:      Seventy (70) years with the option for early                  (c)    Have held the qualifications specified in paragraphs 2 (a)
                       retirement after attaining the age of sixty –five                    and (b) above for a period amounting, in the aggregate, to
                       (65) years in accordance with Article 167(1) of
                                                                                            fifteen (15) years;
                       the Constitution.
Salary Scale:          (KSh.) 792,000 x 35,545 p.a. – 827,545 x                      (d)    Possess the experience required under paragraph 2 (a),
                       35,545 p.a. – 863,089 x 35,545 p.a. – 898,634 x                      (b) and (c) above as applicable, irrespective of whether
                       35,545 p.a. – 934,178 x 35,545 p.a. – 969,723 x                      that experience was gained in Kenya or in another
                       35,545 p.a. –1,005,268 x 35,545 p.a. –1,040,812                      commonwealth common-law jurisdiction; and
                       x 35,545 p.a. – 1,076,357 x 35,545 p.a. –
                                                                                  3. Have a high moral character, integrity and impartiality (meet
                       1,111,901 x 35,545 p.a. –1,147,446 x 35,545
                                                                              the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on Leadership and
                       p.a. –1,182,990 x 35,545 p.a. – 1,218,535
                                                                              Integrity).
Functions:
                                                                                  In addition, the applicants should demonstrate a high degree of
   A Judge of the Supreme Court shall serve in the Supreme Court of           professional competence, communication skills, fairness, good
Kenya. The function and jurisdiction of the Court is provided for             temperament, good judgment, wide breath of both legal and life
under Article 163 (3) (a), (b), 4, 5 and 6 of the Constitution, namely—       experience and demonstrable commitment to public and community
    1. Have exclusive original jurisdiction to hear and determine             service.
disputes relating to the elections to the office of President arising
under Article 140; and                                                            The appointment shall be made in accordance with Article 166 (1)
                                                                              (b), (2) and (3) of the Constitution 2010 and the First Schedule of the
   2. To hear and determine in its appellate jurisdiction appeals             Judicial Service Act, No. 1 of 2011.
from:
                                                                                  Interested and qualified persons are asked to visit the
       (a) the Court of Appeal; and                                           Commission’s jobs portal: https://www.jsc.go.ke/index.php/careers/
       (b) any other Court or Tribunal as prescribed by national              for instructions on how to apply.
           legislation.
                                                                                 Dated the 20th February, 2020.
    3. Give an advisory opinion at the request of the National                                                              DAVID K. MARAGA,
Government, any State organ, or any County Government with respect                         Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court of Kenya.
to any matter concerning County Government.


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