JSC SITTINGS CANNOT BE LIMITED, COURT TELLS SRC.

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Chief Justice David Maraga with other Judicial Service Commission (JSC) members addressing press conference at Supreme Court building in Nairobi.
BY SAM ALFAN.

Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) has suffered a major blow after high court quashed it decision to limit the number of Judicial Service Commission (JSC) sittings.

Justice chacha Mwita further nullified the move by SRC to curb JSC meetings to not more than eight a month.

According to the court , the role of SRC is limited to reviewing and setting remuneration of state officers.

SRC has also been barred from interfering with the judicial independence of the JSC.

The ruling said that SRC decision to cap the remunerable meetings for JSC members to not more than eight meetings in a month is unconstitutional and interferes with its administrative independence.

In the case Judicial Service Commission moved to court to challenge a directive that capped the number of paid monthly meetings to eight, saying that the orders will affect the recruitment of new Judiciary appointments.

JSC argued that they will be be unable to meet the required deadlines or even discharge its duties as far as independence, accountability, efficiency and effectiveness of the Judiciary in administration of justice are concerned.

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