On 18th January 2018, Justice Chacha Mwita of the High Court, rendered a landmark decision, in Petition 307 of 2018, Law Society of Kenya v Attorney General and the Chief Justice, on the failure by President Uhuru Kenyatta to formally appoint and gazette Justice Mohamed Warsame as a Commissioner of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC). The High Court made a declaration that the President’s failure to appoint Justice Warsame as a Commissioner of the JSC violates the Constitution. The Court further issued… Read more

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