JUDICIARY INDEPENDENCE

[PHOTOS] Olwande takes oath of office as JSC commissioner

In Summary

• Olwande beat Stella Atambo, Florence Macharia, Dolphina Alego and Teresia Nyangena to represent the Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association in the JSC. 

• JSC is the statutory body that is mandated to recruit a CJ and all judicial officials.

Evelyne Olwande took oath of office as a commissioner at the Judicial Service Commission on Wednesday. https://bit.ly/3angoFd

Evelyne Olwande took oath of office as a commissioner at the Judicial Service Commission on Wednesday.

Olwande beat Stella Atambo, Florence Macharia, Dolphina Alego and Teresia Nyangena to represent the Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association in the JSC. 

JSC is the statutory body that is mandated to recruit a CJ and all judicial officials.

Ethnic arithmetic and lobbying from within the Judiciary helped Olwande to win the crucial position in the elections held on December 5, 2020.

"You come to us at a time that is critical, especially now that we are embarking in the recruitment of a Chief Justice. We ask you to adhere to the tenets of your office," Attorney General Kihara Kariuki said on Wednesday.

Acting Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu with newly appointed JSC Commissioner Everlyne Olwande at the Supreme Court building on January 27, 2021.
Acting Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu with newly appointed JSC Commissioner Everlyne Olwande at the Supreme Court building on January 27, 2021.
Attorney General Paul Kihara Kariuki. January 27, 2021.
Attorney General Paul Kihara Kariuki. January 27, 2021.
Acting Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu commends newly appointed JSC Commissioner Everlyne Olwande on her new role at the Supreme Court building on January 27, 2021.
Acting Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu commends newly appointed JSC Commissioner Everlyne Olwande on her new role at the Supreme Court building on January 27, 2021.
JSC Commissioner Everlyne Olwande
JSC Commissioner Everlyne Olwande
Image: Photos: CHARLENE MALWA
JSC Commissioner Everlyne Olwande
JSC Commissioner Everlyne Olwande
Judicial Service Commission members at the Supreme Court building on January 27, 2021
Judicial Service Commission members at the Supreme Court building on January 27, 2021