Kenya Court of Appeal Recruitment 2022 for Judge (20 Positions)

Kenya Court of Appeal Recruitment 2022 for Judge (20 Positions)


The Judicial Service Commission (BC) is a Constitutional Commission established under Article 171 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 to promote and facilitate the independence and accountability of the Judiciary and the efficient, effective and transparent administration of justice.

Following the declaration of vacancies in the Office of Judge of the Court of Appeal vide Gazette Notice No. 2529 dated 1, March 2022, the BC invites applications from qualified persons to fill the vacancies pursuant to Article 172(1)(a) and as read with Article 166 (1)(b), (2) and (4), Section 30 of the Judicial Service .t and the First Schedule of the Judicial Service Act (No. 1 of 2011).

  • Job details:
  • Ref: V/No.22/2022
  • Job title: Judge of the Court of Appeal Number of posts: Six (6) pos.

Tenure of office: Retirement at the age of seventy (70) years with the option for early retirement after attaining the age of sixty —five (65) years in accordance with Article 167(1) of the Constitution.

Remuneration and benefits: Based on guidelines by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission of Kenya, Gross Monthly Remuneration Package excluding benefits. is minimum of kshs. 689,224 and a Maximum of kshs. 1,156,108.00.

Functions of the Judge of the Court of Appeal: A Judge of the Court of Appeal shall serve in the Court of Appeal of Kenya. The function and jurisdiction of the Court is provided for under Article 164 (3) (a) and (b) of the Constitution, namely;

i. To hear appeal from the High Court and, 2. To hear appeals from any other court or Tribunal 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 set out in Article 166 (2) (a) (b)and (c) as read with Sub Article (4) (a) (b) and (c) of the Constitution, namely:

1. Hold a law degree from a recognized university, or be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya, or possess an equivalent qualification in a Common-law jurisdiction;

2. (a) Have at least ten (10) years’ experience as a superior court judge; or (b) Have at least ten (10) years’ experience as a distinguished academic, or legal practitioner or such experience in other relevant legal field; or (c) Have held the qualifications specified in paragraphs 2 (a) and (b) above for a period amounting, in the aggregate, to ten (10) years; and (d) Possess the experience required under paragraph.

2 (a),(b) and (c) above as applicable, irrespective of whether that experience was gained in Kenya or in another Commonwealth Common-Law jurisdiction; and

3. Have a high moral character, integrity and impartiality (meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on Leadership and Integrity).

In addition, the applicants should demonstrate a high degree of professional competence, communication skills, fairness, good temperament, good judgment, wide breath of both legal and life experience and demonstrable commitment to public and community service.

The appointment shall be made in accordance with Article 166 (1)(b), (2) and (4) of the 2010 Constitution and Section 30, Part V and the First Schedule of the Judicial Service Act, No. 1 of 2011.


Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their application by:

1. Filling an Online Application for Employment Form available at the Commission’s jobs portal: Applicants should upload soft copies of the following documents to the online application:

A letter of Application,

I) 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 financial contribution to political party/parties (if any), criminal record and legal education, legal practice / engagement for the last five (5) years, Names of three (3) professional references and two (2) character references who can verify and comment on the applicant’s past and present employment, i) Applicant’s recent coloured passport size photograph,

v) Five (5) samples of any professional writings, including but not limited to judgments, advocacy submissions in courts, scholarly writings or any legal publications that the applicant has authored, %, 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 JSC website — —Careers.

For more Information: Visit Judicial Service Commission Kenya Page