Judge of The Court of Appeal Job in Kenya

The Judicial Service Commission of Kenya invites applications from qualified persons for the following position in the Judiciary:-

Judge Of The Court Of Appeal  
(15 Posts)
Ref : V/No. 4/2012

Terms of Service : Constitutional Office
Period of service : Retirement at the age of 70 years with an election to retire on attaining the age of 65 years


A Judge of the Court of Appeal shall serve in the Court of Appeal of Kenya and shall exercise the following functions:-
  1. (a) Hear and determine Appeals from the High Court and
  2. (b) Hear and determine appeals from other courts or Tribunals as prescribed by an Act of Parliament.
Constitutional and Statutory Requirements for Appointment:

For appointment to the position of Judge of the Court of Appeal, the applicant must possess the following minimum qualifications:
  • Hold a law degree from a recognized university, or
  1. Be an advocate of the high court of Kenya; or
  2. Possess an equivalent qualification in common-law jurisdiction;
  1. Have at least ten years’ experience as a superior court judge; or
  2. At least ten years’ experience as a distinguished academic or legal practitioner or such experience in other relevant legal field; or
  3. Held the qualifications mentioned in paragraph (i) and (ii) for a period amounting, in the aggregate to ten years.
(Note: experience may have been gained in Kenya or in any other country with common law jurisdiction)
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution and be of high moral character, integrity and impartiality. 
In addition, the applicants must demonstrate a high degree of professional competence, communication skills, fairness, good temperament, making of good judgments in both legal and life experiences and commitment to public and community service.

The appointment shall be made in accordance with Article 166 (1) (b), (2) and (4) of the Constitution of

Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications by:-
  • Filing an online Application for Employment Form available on the Judiciary website: www.judiciary.go.ke/jobs or clicking the vacancies link on the website. Applicants should upload soft copies of the following documents to the online application as provided:-
  1. A letter of application
  2. A detailed and updated curriculum vitae summarizing the applicant’s bio-data including, background information, (such as community service, financial discipline, pro bono activity, involvement as a party in litigation and involvement in political activity including any financial contribution to any political party/parties and criminal record) legal/professional engagement for the last five (5) years, three (3) professional referees and two (2) character references who can verify and comment on the applicant’s past and present employment.
  3. The applicant’s recent colored passport size photographs.
  4. Five (5) samples of any writings by the applicant, including but not limited to judgments, advocacy submissions in courts, scholarly writings or any legal publications that the applicant has authored.
  5. Declaration of income and liabilities as at the time of making the application, using the prescribed forms (The Declaration of Income, Assets and Liabilities Form JSC 2b can be downloaded from the Judiciary website – www.judiciary.go.ke) . For those who are in Government employment, attach copies of returns of declaration of income and liabilities and for those in private practice attach income tax returns, for the last three (3) years.
  6. Certified copies of testimonials and professional certificates and academic transcripts.
  • Applicants are also required to forward one (1) hard copy of the completed Employment Application Form including all the attachments cited above.
The Secretary
Judicial Service Commission
P.O. Box 30041 – 00100 Nairobi
E-mail: jscsecretariat@judiciary.go.ke
Commission Secretariat: Mayfair Centre,
Ralph Bunche Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi, 5th Floor

So as to reach the Commission Not Later Than 20th August, 2012 at 5.00 P.M.

Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.

The Judicial Service Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer and selects candidates on merit through fair and open competition from the widest range of eligible candidates.

The Secretary,
Judicial Service Commission.

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