HIGH COURT JUDGE NOMINATED TO SERVE ON KENYA’S SUPREME COURT

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has nominated High Court Judge Isaac Lenaola to replace the retired Justice Philip Tunoi to serve on the Supreme Court.

“The JSC has, after lengthy deliberations, recommended Justice Isaac Lenaola, for appointment as judge of the Supreme Court of Kenya and has submitted the name to the president,” said JSC chairperson Margaret Kobia in a statement here Tuesday.

Justice Lenaola was selected ahead of 21 other candidates who were shortlisted for the position.

During his vetting, Justice Lenaola defended his ruling that homosexuals register their organization, explaining that the Constitution espouses the rights of every Kenyan, including gays and bisexual and transgender people. His decision, he said, was based on the constitutional provision of freedom of association.

Justice Lenaola also admonished the Supreme Court, accusing it of laxity in dealing with important questions, including jurisprudence and election petitions.

“A court of such seriousness, the one we expected to serve as a constitutional court, should have at least have settled the questions of national importance such as the death penalty, abortion among others that affect all of us,” said Lenaola.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK.