The JSC nominated Justice Philomena Mbete Mwilu for the position of Deputy Chief Justice.
Justice Mwilu is a Court of Appeal judge. She has served in the Judiciary for 32 years.During an interview by the JSC, she will be remembered for supporting polygamy “as long as it enhanced peace in a family”. She also said that if appointed she would tackle graft at the judiciary, claiming that she was the best person suited to fight the vice.
“I will set systems in place, strengthen them and also set others to prevent corruption,” she said.
At the same time, she asked the JSC to increase the number of women in the Supreme Court to three.