JUDGES AND MAGISTRATES VETTING BOARD
Restoring Confidence In The Judiciary
The Vetting of Judges and Magistrates Board released its 10th Announcement on the 31st of January 2014. The Announcement contained the determination of the Board in relation to the suitability of 16 Magistrates. Of the 16 magistrates whose determinations were read, 5 were found unsuitable, while 11 were suitable. The Chairman of the Board while making the Announcement pointed out that the Board had so far vetted 101 Magistrates and had 215 more Magistrates and 2 Judges to vet before the end of its term. Key issues that were raised focused on financial probity of the magistrates, their oral and writing skills, bias, abuse [...]
The Judges and Magistrates Vetting Board launched its second report on the 14th of March, 2014. The report is the First Volume by the Board with regard to the Nine Determinations released so far. The Launch was held in Kisumu at the Imperial Hotel and was attended by various members of Parliament from the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee, Committee on the Implementation of the Constitution and other invited guests. The report summarizes the determinations made by the Board in the two years of its operations. The determinations and transcript of the findings contained in the report are with regard to 125 Judicial Officer [...]
As the second phase of vetting of Magistrates proper gets underway, the Judges and Magistrates Vetting Board (JMVB) has gone the extra mile and embarked on prison sensitization meetings across the country, starting September 2013.  The visits, which will cover some 80 prisons, provide the Board with a good opportunity to get a first-hand feel of Kenya’s prisons. This way, the Board tours the prisons and gets to interact with the main players in the justice system, including the prisoners and remandees themselves, prison officers and other stakeholders such as human rights organisations, and sensitize them on the Ve [...]
The Judges and Magistrates Vetting Board on 30th September, 2013 launched its Interim report for the period September 2011- February 2013 at the Serena Hotel Nairobi. The Solicitor General Mr. Njee Muturi gave the key note address on behalf of the Attorney General. The ceremony was attended by various dignitaries among them; Ambassadors and Representatives of various countries, commission heads and secretaries, Heads of governmental institutions, civil society groups, the Chair and members of the Law Society of Kenya, Members of Parliament and other invited guests. The Interim report outlines the reasons why the p [...]

Office Directions

Invitation to submit information

The Board is appealing to the public and institutions to participate in the vetting process by submitting any relevant information which may assist in determination of suitability of the Judicial Officers in the three lists below:
Files:
List 1 of Magistrates to be vetted
Date 2013-11-21 Filesize 464.61 KB Download 434

List 2 of Magistrates to be vetted
Date 2013-11-21 Filesize 275.8 KB Download 365

List 3 of Magistrates to be vetted
Date 2013-11-21 Filesize 209.8 KB Download 396



Chairman's Speech


Download the speech by the JMVB Chairman, Sharad Rao, during the launch of the Interim Report at Serena Hotel, Nairobi.
Chairman's Speech
Date 2013-10-30 Filesize 25.1 KB Download 105

Attorney General's Speech


Download the speech by Attorney General, The Hon. Prof. Githu Muigai, EGH,SC, during the launch of the Interim Report at Serena Hotel, Nairobi.
AG's Speech
Date 2013-10-24 Filesize 19.48 KB Download 127