Judiciary gazettes vacancies for High Court judges

Chief Justice Martha Koome. [Boniface Okendo, Standard]

Chief Justice Martha Koome has announced that the Judiciary is looking to fill five vacancies in the High Court.

In a Gazette notice dated February 5, Koome said that the positions are open to qualified candidates who meet the requirements of the Judicial Service Act 2011.

“Pursuant to Section 30 of the Judicial Service Act and section 3 Part II of the First Schedule, of the Judiciary Act 2011, I Martha K. Koome, Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya, for and on behalf of the Judiciary of Kenya, declare vacancies in the Office of Judge of the High Court of the Republic of Kenya,” the notice read.

The applicants must have a degree in law from a recognized university or be an advocate of the High Court. 

They must also have at least ten years of experience as a superior court judge or a professionally qualified magistrate. 

At the same time, they must demonstrate a wide breadth of both legal and life experiences and a commitment to public and community service.

The Judicial Service Commission has invited interested and eligible Kenyans to apply for the vacancies through its online portal. 

The deadline for the applications is March 5, 2024.