Florence Jaoko-Sambiri is not among the shortlisted candidates for the position of Chairperson for the Kenya National Human Rights Commission.
After emerging tops in three successive interviews over the same position, the AG failed to submit her name to the president but instead re-advertised the positions.
Those shortlisted for the position of chairperson include Nelly Matheka, Ambrose Otieno Wade, Jotham Okome Arwa and Chris Mburu.
Ms Matheka holds a master of Â laws (LLM) in International Human Rights law with Mr Arwa and Mr Mburu both holding a Master of Laws degree. Mr Wade holds a Bachelors of Law.
It is unclear whether Ms Sambiri who served in the defunct Kenya Human Rights Commission before the body was disbanded with the coming into force of the new constitution re-applied for the fourth time.
Recently, we run a story with possible reasons why AG Githu Muigai may have obstructed the appointment of Ms Sambiri to herald the new rights body.
â€œIt will be very untidy if they are elected. Then you will have a president who is on the one hand governing you and on the other running off to The Hague for a trialâ€Â
In 2012, Jaoko had told then candidate Uhuru and Ruto to put on hold their presidential ambitions to 2017 and first deal with the ICC cases. It was a moral call but one which, among other things, has come to haunt her, so it seems.
â€œThe two of them are still very youngâ€¦ they still have a whole world out there and it would make more sense if they are to run in 2017 or whenever the next elections are, having cleared their names,â€ Jaoko had said then, and added,Â â€œIt will be very untidy if they are elected. Then you will have a president who is on the one hand governing you and on the other running off to The Hague for a trialâ€ . Kenyans chose the ‘untidy’ path.
The interviews will be conducted this Friday.