The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) on Wednesday, May 5 nominated Justice William Ouko Okello for the position of judge of the Supreme Court of Kenya.
JSC Vice Chairperson Prof. Olive Mugenda says that the three-day recruitment exercise was open, transparent, and competitive.
“After deliberations this afternoon and careful consideration of the performance of the various candidates who we interviewed for the position of Judge of the Supreme Court, the Commission has today recommended for appointment Hon. Mr. Justice Ouko William Okello, CBS. EBS, President of the Court of Appeal as Judge of the Supreme Court of Kenya and has submitted his name to His Excellency the President for appointment,” says Prof. Mugenda.
“It is our hope that the remaining steps of the selection process for both the Chief Justice and the Judge of the Supreme Court will be concluded soon enough so that they can bring on board the much-needed manpower in the Supreme Court and in the leadership of the Judiciary,” added Prof. Mugenda.
Justice Ouko, if confirmed by President Uhuru, will replace Judge Jackton Ojwang who retired in February 2020.