Former Law Society of Kenya president Nelson Havi is among eight lawyers shortlisted for the position of Solicitor General position.
The Public Service Commission had called on qualified Kenyans to apply for the position.
The position is currently held by Kennedy Ogeto who was appointed during President Uhuru Kenyatta’s era.
Also shortlisted are former Kitutu Masaba Member of Parliament Shadrack Mose, Marykaren Kigen Sorobit, BeatriceAdhiambo Akuno, Paul Lilan, Beatrice Meso, Stephen Mallowah and George Kithi.
Those shortlisted are set to appear before PSC on December 13 and 14 for interviews.
The commission wants those with credible information on the candidates to swear affidavits and submit the same.
Ogeto assumed the post from Njee Muturi who was then moved to the post of State House Deputy Chief of Staff in changes.
The law provides that the solicitor general serves for a period of five years with the window for renewal for another term.
Ogeto’s term is thus set to end in March 2023.
The Solicitor General is the accounting officer at the State Law Office and Department of Justice – currently headed by Attorney General Justin Muturi.
One must also be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya or holds qualifications from a common law jurisdiction.
At least 10 years of experience is required of the applicant, whom the PSC adds, should be of high moral character, integrity, and impartiality.