Nairobi – The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has elected Commissioner Macharia Njeru as Vice-Chair.
Njeru, who represents the Law Society of Kenya on the Commission, succeeds Professor Olive Mugenda who served as Acting Vice President.
According to the JSC, Njeru joined the Commission on May 13, 2019, after being elected by LSK members as required by the constitutions.
“He is the chair of the JSC committee leading the development of the Commission’s 2020-2025 strategic plan. He is also a member of the audit, governance and risk management committee,” the JSC said on Thursday.
Njeru was previously Chairman of the Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA) and was also a member of the National Police Reforms Task Force (Ransley Taskforce) which developed the police reform agenda in Kenya.
He also served on the Police Reform Implementation Committee (PRIC), where he was responsible for drafting police-related legislation.
Njeru is a former Chairman of FINA Bank Rwanda (now GT Bank Ltd.) and previously served as a Director of FINA Bank Uganda, FINA Bank Kenya, Board Member of Kenya Airports Authority and Chairman of the Board of finances of the Anglican Church of Kenya, Diocese of Nairobi.
He is the founding managing partner of Macharia-Mwangi & Njeru Advocates and has practiced law for 27 years.
The Judicial Service Commission is chaired by Chief Justice Martha Koome.