Restoring Confidence In The Judiciary
The vetting Board has with the aim of ensuring public participation in the exercise of its mandate, embarked on a new phase of prison sensitization; public inquiry and sensitization meetings. This phase has seen the Board visit numerous institutions of higher learning around the country and a number of prisons. The Board in ensuring that its mandate is well understood decided to engage students from various universities in the country with the hope that they will act as ambassadors of the process in the various areas they come from seeing that the Board might be unable to visit all places in the country. It has also put i [...]
The vetting of Judges and Magistrates Board made its eleventh public announcement in respect of 41 Magistrates. The Chairman of the Board Mr. Sharad Rao, in the company of other Board Members, pronounced 3 Magistrates unsuitable while 38 were found suitable to continue serving. The announcement was done in a press briefing by the Board at the Board's Anniversary Towers Offices. The Chairman in his address further added that the Board shall in the public interest appeal to the Supreme Court against the decision of the Court of Appeal which found that the focus of vetting is undoubtedly the pre-effective date conduct of Judg [...]
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 [...]
The Judges and Magistrates vetting Board held a seminar on Tuesday, 20th May 2014 at the University of Nairobi, Faculty of Law (Parkland Campus). In attendance were Board Members and a selected secretariat. The chairman of the Board made a lengthy presentation to the students and staff who attended the seminar. The presentation was on the overall role and mandate of the Board, the guiding principles, how it operates, the extent of the mandate of the Board covered among others.Download the Chair's Speech {jd_file file==43}

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UoN, Parklands Campus Speech

Download the speech by the JMVB Chairman, at UoN, Parklands Campus.

Parklands Campus Speech
Date 2014-06-06 Filesize 107.62 KB Download 55

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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:
List 1 of Magistrates to be vetted
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List 2 of Magistrates to be vetted
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List 3 of Magistrates to be vetted
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