Former IPOA boss Macharia Njeru and Justice David Majanja have been sworn-in as members of the Judicial Service Commission. The swearing in event was presided over by Chief Justice David Maraga at the Supreme Court. Njeru overcame competition from other prominent lawyers including Prof. Tom Ojienda to be elected the LSK male representative to the JSC. Stella Mwanyi was also sworn in as an assisting counsel to the tribunal appointed to probe the conduct of Judge Prof. Jackton Ojwang.
CJ Maraga outlined that their work is to ensure that there is an independent and accountable judiciary, “That we have a judiciary that serves the Kenyan people efficiently.” He said that their first duty is to ensure that the rule of law is guaranteed.
Njeru affirmed that he’ll work with fellow commissioners in building institutional frameworks that are respected and Kenyans would be proud of, and that there will be a commission which will be driven by public interest, that is professional in discharging its duties, “That has robust corporate structures and that is forward looking. We owe it to our future generations,” he said. On his part, High Court Judge David Majanja, who replaces Justice Aggrey Muchelule at the JSC, pledged to the Chief Justice, judges and Kenyans at large that he’ll do his best to ensure the judiciary remains independent and enhance access to justice.