|CHAPTER 1 - CONSTITUTION OF KENYA (REPEALED) CODE | HOME|
|69. Appointment, etc., of judicial officers.|
|Judicial Service Commission.||Fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual.|
|Appointment, etc., of judicial officers. 4 of 1988, s.4||
69. (1) The power to appoint persons to hold or act in an office to which this section applies (including the power to confirm appointments), the power to exercise disciplinary control over persons holding or acting in those offices and the power to remove those persons from office shall vest in the Judicial Service Commission.
(2) The Judicial Service Commission may, by directions in writing and subject to such conditions as it thinks fit, delegate any of its powers under subsection (1) to any one or more of its members or to any judge of the High Court or to any person holding or acting in an office to which this section applies:
Provided that a power that relates to an office the holder of which is required to possess legal qualifications may not be delegated under this subsection except to one or more members of the Commission.
(3) The offices to which this section applies are -
(a) the office of Registrar or Deputy Registrar of the High Court;
(b) the office of the Chief Magistrate, the Principal Magistrate, the Senior Resident Magistrate, Resident Magistrate or District Magistrate;
(c) the office of any other person empowered to hold or be a member of a subordinate court exercising criminal jurisdiction;
(d) the office of Chief Kadhi and Kadhi; and
(e) such other offices of member of any court or connected with any court as may be prescribed by Parliament.