JUDGES AND MAGISTRATES VETTING BOARD
Restoring Confidence In The Judiciary
In the spirit of devolution and in respecting the sentiments of the 47 Counties, the Board shall conduct vetting outside Nairobi for the first time. In a statement issued by the Chairman, Sharad Rao, the Board is scheduled to begin this pilot exercise on Monday, 26th January, 2015 in Kisumu county. The Board has summoned Magistrates from the larger Western Kenya region and beyond Kisumu. Contact us for more details.
The Board has today, 23rd January, 2014 delivered its Twelfth Announcement on Determinations on Suitability and request for Review by magistrates at a Press Conference held at the Anniversary Towers offices.  The Board has also commented in details on the effects/implications of the Supreme Court Petition No. 29 of 2014 on the ongoing Judges and Magistrates Vetting process. Download the Twelfth Announcement here {jd_file file==3411}
The Chairman of the Board, Mr. Sharad Rao has been appointed by three International Organizations on various positions. Mr Rao was appointed by the International Cricket Committee to serve as member of ICC's Dispute Resolution Committee for ICC World Cup 2015. The International Basketball Federation has also appointed Mr. Rao to it's International Appeals Committee. The third appointment is by China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Committee which is China's dominant arbitration institution. Mr Rao is the first Kenyan to be appointed to CIETAC.For more details, please download the document{jd_file file==3410}
                                     The Board was in Rwanda from 12th  to 15th  November for a study tour.  The purpose of the tour was to appreciate how the Rwandan Judicial system works and understand the preservation of the Gacaca archives. The Board learnt that the Rwandan courts operated in Kinyarwanda but a new programme of translating major court decisions was underway. In the future, these decisions will be translated to French. The purpose of this programme is to provide foreign jurisdictions an opti [...]

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UoN, Parklands Campus Speech


Download the speech by the JMVB Chairman, at UoN, Parklands Campus.
Chair's Speech
Date 2014-08-25 Filesize 76.05 KB Download 117


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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:

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