Abdullahi set to depart Kenyan JSC

By James Barnes

24 June 2013 at 11:54 BST

The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) is preparing to replace Ahmednasir Abdullahi as its representative in the Judicial Service Commission, according to reports in the country.

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Kenya’s Capital News reports that former LSK chairman Tom Ojienda is the favourite to replace Mr Abdullahi, whose three-year term is due to conclude later this year.

Administration of justice

Mr Abdullahi was elected in 2010 after lawyers voted through secret ballot where he garnered 896 votes while his closest rival had 482 votes.
Apart from LSK representatives, other members of the JSC include Chief Justice Willy Mutunga, Justices Smokin Wanjala, Riaga Omolo, Isaac Lenaola, Attorney General Githu Muigai, Christine Mango and Emily Ominde.
The functions of the JSC are to promote and facilitate the independence and accountability of the Judiciary and also spearhead the efficient, effective and transparent administration of justice.


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