Sheria Mtaani threatens to sue JSC over decision on hiring of magistrates

Sheria Mtaani threatens to sue JSC over decision on hiring of magistrates

  • According to Sheria Mtaani the alleged decision of not handing the documents is ignorant of the presence of many young, and  long serving judicial staff within the judiciary that are deserving of a promotion

Sheria Mtaani, a Nairobi-based community organization, has threatened to sue the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) if it does not furnish it with documents that allegedly resolved to employ magistrates from among advocates in public or private law practice.

“We implore your office to furnish us with copies of the Commission’s minutes that resolved to employ Chief Magistrates and Senior Principal Magistrates from advocates in private or public service,” the letter penned by lawyer Shadrack Wambui on behalf of  Sheria Mtaani reads in part.

According to Sheria Mtaani, the alleged decision is ignorant of the presence of many young, and long-serving judicial staff (magistrates) within the judiciary that are deserving of a promotion.

 “It is inevitable to conclude that the Commission’s resolve if implemented in its undesirable form, would certainly negatively affect the morale of the many magistrates that are selflessly in service of Kenyans.

It is regretted that such a scenario would have deleterious effects on the output of many deserving Magistrates and as such the ‘Wanjiku’ ‘Atieno’ or ‘Moraa’ would be the biggest loser in this,” reads the letter.

Sheria Mtaani also argues that such a decision has all the manifestations of negative discrimination and lack of gratitude to the men and women whose promotions are long overdue

“Therefore, further note that unless your office serves us with a copy of the impugned minutes communicating the Commission’s resolve to act in the manner we have called to question and/or moves to act in the manner impugned, we shall not hesitate to take appropriate legal action against the Commission,” reads the letter.

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