The Court of Appeal president, Justice William Ouko, has been nominated for the position of Supreme Court Judge.
This follows three-day public interviews of seven candidates.
Judge Ouko’s name will be forwarded to President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The Head of State will then submit the nomination to Parliament for vetting.
Judicial Service Commission (JSC) chairperson Olive Mugenda said the commissioners had unanimously endorsed Ouko.
“We congratulate Justice Willaim Ouko, and wish him well. To the other [Supreme Court Judge] candidates, the commission has had the privilege to know you better and appreciate your hard work in the capacities in which you are serving the nation,” she said.
He will replace Justice Jackton Ojwang, who retired in February 2020 after attaining the mandatory retirement age of 70.
Ouko had tried his luck at the Chief Justice position but lost to his Court of Appeal colleague, Lady Justice Martha Koome.