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Judiciary of Kenya

About Judiciary of Kenya

The Judiciary is one of the three State organs established under Chapter 10, Article 159 of the Constitution of Kenya. It establishes the Judiciary as an independent custodian of justice in Kenya. Its primary role is to exercise judicial authority given to it, by the people of Kenya. The instituti... read moreon is mandated to deliver justice in line with the Constitution and other laws. It is expected to resolve disputes in a just manner with a view to protecting the rights and liberties of all, thereby facilitating the attainment of the ideal rule of law. The Judiciary and its related institutions (Judicial Service Commission (JSC), Kenya Law; previously National Council for Law Reporting (NCLR), Tribunals and the Judiciary Training Institute (JTI) perform the following functions; 1. Administration of justice 2. Formulation and implementation of judicial policies 3. Compilation and dissemination of case law and other legal information for the effective administration of justice The judicial system in Kenya is defined by 15 articles spanning from Article 159 (judicial authority) to article 173 (Judiciary Fund) contained in the new constitution of Kenya. In Kenya, the courts under the Constitution operate at two levels, namely; Superior and Subordinate courts. The Court system has been decentralized with the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal having their own Presidents and the High Court having a Principal Judge as heads of the respective institutions. The Supreme Court of Kenya is established under Article 163 of the Constitution of Kenya. It comprises of Seven judges: the Chief Justice, who is the president of the Court, the Deputy Chief Justice, who is the deputy to the Chief Justice and the vice-president of the Supreme Court and five other judges. The Court of Appeal is established under Article 164 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010. The High Court is established under Article 165 and it consists of a number of judges to be prescribed by an Act of Parliament. The Court is organized and administered in the manner prescribed by an Act of Parliament. The Court has a Principal Judge, who is elected by the judges of the High Court from among themselves. The High Court has also been restructured into four divisions: Division of Land and Environment; Division of Judicial Review; Division of Commercial and Admiralty; and, Constitution and Human Rights Division. The subordinate courts are established under Article 169. They consist of the Magistrates’ Courts, Kadhis Courts, Court Martial, and any other court or local Tribunal established by an Act of Parliament. Our Mission To deliver justice fairly, impartially and expeditiously, promote equal access to justice, and advance local jurisprudence by upholding the rule of law Our Vision To be the independent custodian of justice in Kenya

Judiciary of Kenya Jobs in Kenya

52 vacancies
      • Senior Law Clerk at Judiciary of Kenya

      • Requirements For appointment to this grade, the applicant must have: - A Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree from a recognized University; A Post Graduate Diploma in Law ; Be an Advocate of the Hi
        • 08 October
      • Law Clerk at Judiciary of Kenya

      • Requirements Academic and Professional Qualifications: For appointment to this grade, the applicant must have: – Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized University; A Post
        • 08 October
      • Court Assistant II at Judiciary of Kenya

      • Requirements Academic and Professional Qualifications This is an entry point to the Court Assistant cadre. For appointment to the grade, the applicant must have: Minimum of Kenya Certificat
        • 08 October
      • Driver II at Judiciary of Kenya

      • Job Requirements Academic and Professional Qualifications For appointment to this grade, the applicant must: – A Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade D (Plain)
        • 08 October
      • Risk Management Officer at Judiciary of Kenya

      • Requirements For appointment to this position, the applicant must have: – A Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or Business Administration or any other recognized equivalent qualificati
        • 08 October
      • Senior Architect at Judiciary of Kenya

      • Requirements For appointment to this grade, the applicant must have: – A Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution; Regist
        • 08 October
      • Senior Electrical Engineer at Judiciary of Kenya

      • Requirements For appointment to this grade, the applicant must have: – A Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
        • 08 October
      • Senior Quantity Surveyor at Judiciary of Kenya

      • Requirements For appointment to this grade, the applicant must have: - A Bachelor’s degree in Building Economics, Quantity Surveying or its equivalent qualification from a recognized in
        • 08 October
      • Superintendent of Works at Judiciary of Kenya

      • Requirements For appointment to this grade, the applicant must have: - A bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Building Civil Engineering, or its equivalent qualification; fro
        • 08 October
      • Senior Draughtsman at Judiciary of Kenya

      • Requirements For appointment to this grade, the applicant must have: – A Diploma in any of the following disciplines: – Architectural Engineering or its equivalent from a recogniz
        • 08 October
      • Charge hand at Judiciary of Kenya

      • Requirements For appointment to this grade, the applicant must have: – A Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Mean grade of C-(Minus) or its equivalent; A Diploma in Constr
        • 08 October
      • Director, Finance at Judiciary of Kenya

      • VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT The Commission invites applications from suitable candidates to fill the following vacancy. Terms of Service                   &
        • 29 June
      • Resident Kadhi at Judiciary of Kenya

      • No of Positions: 15 Job Summary A degree in Islamic Law or its equivalent from a recognized University/Institution; Profess the Islamic faith; Ability to effectively communicate in Englis
        • 28 January
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