IN EXERCISE of the powers conferred by section 83 of the Income Tax Act, the Minister for Finance appoints - John Nyangeri Simba - (Chairman); Members: Catherine Ngima Kimura, Abdirashid Salat Abdile, Kata Matemu Kithyo (Eng.) Abel Muriithi, to be members of the Income Tax Tribunal, for a period of two (2) years, effect from the 1st August, 2012.
IN EXERCISE of the powers conferred by section 28 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Minister for Labour appoints - Abdullahi Aden (Dr.) - (Chairman), Hosea Alubaka Onyonyo, Alice Auma Majani, Charles Nyangute, Patrick Obath, Mary Wanjiru Azegele, Tom Gichuhi, Charles Nyatili, Titus Oyoo, Benjamin Langwen, Wills Okoth, Charles Mburu, Ibrahim Longolomoi, James Morumbasi Mong’oni, to be members of the National Occupational Safety and Health Council, for a period of three (3) years,with effect from 15th July, 2012. Gazette Notice No. 520 of 2009, is revoked. Dated the 18th July, 2012..
IN EXERCISE of the powers conferred by paragraph 1 (e) of the Schedule to the Physical Planners Registration Act, 1996, the Minister for Lands appoints - EVANS MAIRURA OMWENGA to be a member of the Physical Planners Registration Board, for a period of three (3) years, with effect from the 20th July, 2012. Dated the 23rd July, 2012.
IN EXERCISE of the powers conferred by paragraph 1 (d) of the Schedule to the Valuers Act, the Minister for Lands appoints - BERNADETTE GITARI to be a member of the Valuers Registration Board, for a period of three (3) years, with effect from the 20th July, 2012. The appointment of Jacelyn Makena vide Gazette Notice No. 12712 of 2011, is revoked. Dated the 27th July, 2012..
IT IS notified for the information of the general public that pursuant to Article 58 of the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the the Foundation, the Minister for Agriculture appoints - KABURU M’RIBU (PROF.) to be the Chairman of the Board of the Foundation, for a period of three (3) years, with effect from the 12th July, 2012. Dated the 25th July, 2012.
IT IS notified for information of the general public that the Minister for Livestock Development has established a Committee to be known as the Animal Welfare Policy and Legislation Review National Task Force. 1. The Committee shall comprise of the following: Julius T. Kariuki (Dr.) - (Chairperson), Charles Kimwele (Dr.) - (Vice Chairperson), Hesbon L. Awando (Dr.), Elizabeth Ouko (Dr.), Samuel Yegon, Jean Gilchrist (Ms.), Christopher Wanga (Dr.), John D. Mande (Dr.), Josphat Ngonyo,
Lucy Njagi (Dr.), Dr. Francis Gakuya (Dr.), Mary N. Gichure, James Isiche, Rose Mwema, Sidney Tawuo,
2. The Terms of reference of the National Task Force:
(a) To develop an animal welfare policy and harmonize it with other relevant sectoral policies.
(b) To create awareness and conduct public education on Animal Welfare policy and legislation.
(c) To collect and collate views from various stakeholders on the animal welfare policy and legislation in a consultative process.
(d) To identify the stakeholders to be included in the consultative process.
(e) To represent different stakeholder groups in policy formulation.
(f) To identify and analyze policy issues and guide the policy development process.
(g) To define national goals and aspirations.
(h) To revise the Animal Welfare Policy and Legislation to be in line with regional and international Animal Welfare Policies and Statutes.
(i) Any other matter that may arise.
Duration: The members of the National Task Force shall serve for a period of one year with effect from 24th July, 2012. Dated the 23rd July, 2012..
VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF JUDGE OF THE COURT OF APPEAL
THE Judicial Service Commission of Kenya invites applications from qualified persons for the following position in the Judiciary:
JUDGE OF THE COURT OF APPEAL (15 POSTS)
Ref.: V/No. 4/2012
Terms of Service: Constitutional Office
Period of service: Retirement at the age of 70 years with an election to retire on attaining the age of 65 years
A Judge of the Court of Appeal shall serve in the Court of Appeal of Kenya and shall exercise the following functions:
(a) Hear and determine Appeals from the High Court and
(b) Hear and determine appeals from other courts or Tribunals as prescribed by an Act of Parliament.
Constitutional and Statutory Requirements for Appointment:
For appointment to the position of Judge of the Court of Appeal, the applicant must possess the following minimum qualifications:
(a) Hold a law degree from a recognized university, or
(i) Be an advocate of the high court of Kenya; or
(ii) Possess an equivalent qualification in common-law jurisdiction;
(b) (i) Have at least ten years’ experience as a superior court judge; or
(ii) At least ten years’ experience as a distinguished academic or legal practitioner or such experience in other relevant legal field; or
(iii) Held the qualifications mentioned in paragraph (i) and (ii) for a period amounting, in the aggregate to ten years.
(Note: Experience may have been gained in Kenya or in any other country with common law jurisdiction).
(c) Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution and be of high moral character, integrity and impartiality. In addition, the applicants must demonstrate a high degree of professional competence, communication skills, fairness, good temperament, making of good judgments in both legal and life experiences and commitment to public and community service.
The appointment shall be made in accordance with Article 166 (1) (b), (2) and (4) of the Constitution of Kenya.
Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications by:
(1) Filing an online Application for Employment Form available on the Judiciary website: www.judiciary.go.ke/jobs or clicking the vacancies link on the website. Applicants should upload soft
copies of the following documents to the online application as provided:
(a) A letter of application.
(b) A detailed and updated curriculum vitae summarizing the applicant’s bio-data including, background information, (such as community service, financial discipline, pro bono activity, involvement as a party in litigation and involvement in political activity including any financial contribution to any political party/parties and criminal record) legal/professional engagement for the last five (5) years, three (3) professional referees and two (2) character references who can verify and comment on the applicant’s
past and present employment.
(c) The applicant’s recent coloured passport size photographs.
(d) Five (5) samples of any writings by the applicant, including but not limited to judgments, advocacy submissions in courts, scholarly writings or any legal publications that the applicant has authored.
(e) Declaration of income and liabilities as at the time of making the application, using the prescribed forms (The Declaration of Income, Assets and Liabilities Form JSC 2b can be downloaded from the Judiciary website – www.judiciary.go.ke) . For those who are in Government employment, attach copies of returns of declaration of income and liabilities and for those in private practice attach income tax returns, for the last three (3) years.
(f) Certified copies of testimonials and professional certificates and academic transcripts.
(2) Applicants are also required to forward one (1) hard copy of the completed Employment Application Form including all the attachments cited above.
The Judicial Service Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer and selects candidates on merit through fair and open competition from the widest range of eligible candidates. Dated the 27th July, 2012.
G. BOSS SHOLLEI,
Judicial Service Commission.