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Judicial Service Commission re-advertises the Chief Kadhi post again



NAIROBI—The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has re-advertised the vacancy position of the Chief Kadhi.

The office of Chief Kadhi is vacant after the incumbent Sheikh Ahmed Muhdhar retired. Sheikh Muhdhar, the first Chief Kadhi under the 2010 Constitution retired on November last year after 12 year’s stint as Chief Kadhi.

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) had on early November 2022 announced vacancy for the Chief Kadhi.

In the public announcement, JSC noted that interested candidates should apply through the JSC official job portal and send their applications to the Commission no later than April 28, 2023.

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

For the applications, candidates are required to submit a detailed CV showcasing their career history, two professional referees, one character reference, and three referees.

Interested candidates for the position of the Chief Kadhi must have at least 10 years’ experience as a distinguished academic in Islamic law, or Islamic law practitioner or such experience in other related fields or serve in the grade of a Senior Principal Kadhi or in a comparable and relevant position for at least three years.

Similarly, they are also required to meet the requirements of chapter 6 of the constitution and should demonstrate managerial and professional competence in work performance and results and be team players.

Kadhis’ Courts are established under Article 170 of the Constitution. Their jurisdiction is limited to the determination of questions of Muslim Law relating to personal status, marriage, divorce or inheritance in proceedings in which all the parties profess the Islam as their religion and submit to the jurisdiction of the Kadhis’ courts.


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