The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) projects that there will be a new chief justice to replace Willy Mutunga by October. Commissioner, Justice Aggrey Muchelule, denied claims that the commission is divided over the selection of the next CJ. According to senior JSC officials, Dr Mutunga is set to vacate office next month and Kenyans are expected to have a new CJ by October.
Muchelule told Kenyans to expect the CJ by October barring a hitch in the recruitment process. Muchelule said the CJ position is not yet vacant and that there are timelines in law, which must be kept. He said the law states that the seat has to be declared vacant first and thereafter the position advertised for potential candidates to apply.