Newly appointed Chief Registrar Frida Mokaya Boyani. [PHOTO: COURTESY]

Frida Mokaya Boyani has been appointed as the new Chief Registrar of the Judiciary by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), succeeding Anne Atieno Amadi, whose term ended on January 12, 2024.

After Amadi’s departure, the JSC initiated a recruitment process, attracting 43 applicants, with seven being shortlisted. Following interviews conducted by a JSC panel on Monday, March 19, Mokaya emerged as the chosen candidate, as announced by Chief Justice Martha Koome in a communique on Tuesday morning.

Among the candidates who were unsuccessful in the interview process were Macharia Rose Wachuka, Ouma Jack Busalile Mwimali, Wambeti Anne Ireri, Ndemo Paul Maina, Kendagor Caroline Jepyegen, and Kandet Kennedy Lenkamai.

With over 27 years of experience in the courts, Mokaya previously held the position of JSC Registrar in 2012 and has also served as a Senior Principal Magistrate. In her new role, she will serve as the Chief Administrator and accounting officer of the Judiciary, as well as secretary to the Judicial Service Commission and the National Council on Administration of Justice, according to Chief Justice Koome.