I’m comfortable if I don’t secure Supreme Court job – Nambuye
Says being interviewed for Chief Justice and Deputy Chief Justice has helped clear the air on some issues that have surrounded her. She says she is emboldened
Court of Appeal judge Roselyne Nambuye yesterday said she will still walk with her head held high, even if she is not selected to fill the position of Supreme Court judge.
She was also interviewed for the Chief Justice and Deputy Chief Justice positions.
Making her remarks after appearing before the Judicial Service Commission for the third time, Nambuye said the sessions helped her clear the air on some issues surrounding her.
“I am sure I have been absolved by Wanjiku on various issues after appearing before you. I am ready to continue with my duties at the Court of Appeal if I am not successful to fill the Supreme Court judge vacancy,” she said.
The appellant judge said the interviews have emboldened her and she is not wounded. Nambuye said she is happy to have served the judiciary for the last 38 years, rising to the rank of Court of Appeal judge.
She said she has used the position to deliver justice for women and children in family disputes.
“No child should be destitute after a matrimonial dispute. Widows have a right to the estates of their husbands and my position has enabled me to entrench that using the Constitution,” Nambuye said.
She said women’s rights are being trampled and organisations, such as churches and civil society should continue educating them on their rightful place in the society under the new Constitution.
Nambuye said given a chance to serve as the Supreme Court judge, she would launch a census to remove dead files in the judicial system.
The judge, who is currently based in Nyeri, said she has realised that during court sessions some cases are called out but no parties appear.
“Removing such files from the system would go a long way in fast-tracking justice,” she said.
Justice Roselyne Nambuye is escorted by judiciary registrar Anne Amadi after her interview for Supreme Court judge position yesterday