Editor's Review

The former Bomet Governor has been elected into a powerful role in the judiciary.

Former Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto has been elected the Vice-Chairperson of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).

In a statement by JSC on Monday, June 10, Rutto was elected unanimously by the members of the commission.

"The Members of the Judicial Service Commission unanimously elected Hon. Isaac Kiprono Rutto, EGH as the Vice Chairperson of the JSC in a meeting held on 7th June 2024," read part of the statement.

The ex-county boss has been serving as a representative of the public in the Commission having been appointed on June 15, 2023, by President William Ruto. 

According to JSC, Rutto was a seasoned leader who embraced values of inclusivity, accessibility, and responsiveness in leadership.

Isaac Rutto with CJ Martha Koome.

"He is a seasoned leader with more than thirty years of experience and a champion of good governance across all sectors including the National and County Governments. Hon. Rutto espouses values of inclusivity, accessibility and responsiveness in leadership and management," JSC stated.

Rutto served as the Governor of Bomet County between 2013 and 2017 and was also the Chairperson of the Council of Governors.

He also previously served as a Member of Parliament for Chepalungu Constituency between 1998 and 2002 and in another term between 2008 and 2012. 

The former governor will now take over from Macharia Njeru, whose term at the commission expired in May 2024.

He will deputize Chief Justice Martha Koome who is the Chairperson of the commission.