Court of appeal Judge William Okello Ouko has been nominated as Supreme Court judge.
The Judicial Service Commission JSC on Wednesday unanimously agreed on his nomination.
Ouko’s name has been forwarded to President Uhuru Kenyatta for appointment
Ouko will join the court to replace Justice Jackton Ojwang who retired in February last year.
The JSC had shortlisted all the nine candidates who applied for the position.
Those who applied to join the apex court include Justice Ouko and his Court of Appeal colleagues Martha Koome, Kathurima M’Inoti, High Court judges Joseph Sergon and Said Juma Chitembwe, Prof Lumumba Nyaberi, Ms Alice Yano and Justices Ngagi Marete and Nduma Nderi.
Before the interviews judge Kathurima withdrew his candidature while justice Koome also automatically became disqualified because she was nominated as CJ.