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Constitution of Kenya

172. Functions of the Judicial Service Commission

(1) The Judicial Service Commission shall promote and facilitate the independence and accountability of the judiciary and the efficient, effective and transparent administration of justice and shall--

(a) recommend to the President persons for appointment as judges;
(b) review and make recommendations on the conditions of service of--

(i) judges and judicial officers, other than their remuneration; and
(ii) the staff of the Judiciary;

(c) appoint, receive complaints against, investigate and remove from office or otherwise discipline registrars, magistrates, other judicial officers and other staff of the Judiciary, in the manner prescribed by an Act of Parliament;
(d) prepare and implement programmes for the continuing education and training of judges and judicial officers; and
(e) advise the national government on improving the efficiency of the administration of justice.

(2) In the performance of its functions, the Commission shall be guided by the following--

(a) competitiveness and transparent processes of appointment of judicial officers and other staff of the judiciary; and
(b) the promotion of gender equality.

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