JSC Picks Justice William Ouko for Judge of the Supreme Court
Court of Appeal president William Ouko has been picked by the JSC to replace retired judge, Jackton Boma Ojwang, at the Supreme Court.
Ouko, 58, has been the appellate court boss since March 2018.
The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) said in a press conference on Wednesday, May 5 that Ouko was the best candidate of the seven applicants who sought the Supreme Court Judge position.
“We congratulate Justice Willaim Ouko, and we wish him well. To the other [Supreme Court Judge] candidates, the Commission has had the privilege to know you better and appreciate your hard work in the capacities in which you are serving the nation,” JSC Chairperson, Prof. Olive Mugenda, said in her Wednesday address to journalists at the Supreme Court of Kenya.
The JSC will forward the name of the Supreme Court Judge nominee to President Uhuru Kenyatta, who will transmit it to Parliament for vetting.
The interviews were held between Monday and Wednesday.