High Court has barred Judicial Service Commission from conducting interviews for Supreme Court judge and making deliberations on CJ position pending case determination.

On Wednesday Justices Anthony Mrima, Reuben Nyakundi and Wilfrida Okwany, allowed the interview for the Chief Justice post to continue as planned.

But the court barred the JSC from deliberations for the Chief Justice until the hearing of suits filed by four applicants.

"We have considered the submissions and as at now, there are three petitions challenging the ongoing process of recruitment of Chief Justice. The petitions raise weighty issues. The constitutionality of the ongoing process has been challenged. The issues are novel," the judges stated.