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 KCSE History and Government Paper 1 Revision Questions and Answers Set 2

Explain how the judicial independence in Kenya is guaranteed.

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-Appointment of judges is done by JSC which is independent.
-Its independence is guaranteed in the constitution of Kenya.
-Judges are protected against victimization by the Judicature Act.
-Their salaries are fixed by statutes and are not discussed in parliament.
-Judges enjoy security of tenure.
-Judiciary is headed by the Chief Justice but not permanent secretaries that head other Government departments.
-Judge’s tenure of office is longer than that of the other civil servants. They retire at 74.


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