VARIOUS ACTORS WANT A SAY
A year before Chief Justice David Maraga’s retirement in 2021, another Supreme Court judge, Justice Jackton Ojwang’, will leave as will one or two other apex court judges.
With the historic nullification of the August 8, 2017 presidential election still fresh in the minds of many, key political and civil society factions are not leaving anything to chance in trying to get a say in a reconstituted Supreme Court. The execution of the plot, according to Judiciary insiders and lawyers, is to determine who sits in the JSC. “There is a wider scheme to ensure that they have control on how and who the JSC appoints after Maraga retires,” lawyer Nelson Havi said.