Former Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairperson Isaack Hassan is among the 31 candidates who have been shortlisted for the Court of Appeal Judge position.
The 31 were shortlisted by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) from a pool of 68 candidates who had applied for the position after a March 14 advertisement.
Those shortlisted alongside Hassan are High Court Judges Hedwig Ong’udi, Justice John Mativo, Senior Counsel Patricia Nyaundi, National Gender and Equality Commission Chairperson Winfred Lichuma, and Justice Nduma Nderi, among others.
Some 266 people had at the same time applied for the High Court judge positions, out of which the commission has shortlisted 104.
Hassan’s deputy at the electoral body, Lilian Mahiri-Zaja, is among the High Court judge shortlist, which also includes Emily Ominde, a Magistrate Representative in JSC, as well as Anti-Corruption Court Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti.
“Members of the public are invited to avail in writing any information of interest in respect to any of the shortlisted candidates,” JSC Secretary Anne Amadi said on Wednesday.
Hassan and Zaja served the Commission between 2011 – 2016 before being removed amid mounting pressure from the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD).