The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has announced the appointment of Evans Okeyo as the Director of Complaints Management and Investigations, effective from September 1, 2023.
In this new role, Okeyo will oversee the coordination, management, and investigation of complaints and petitions submitted to the commission. One of the primary responsibilities of the JSC is to receive, investigate, and take action against registrars, magistrates, judicial officers, and other Judiciary staff based on complaints.
Okeyo brings substantial experience to this position, including training from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the United States. He has previously served as the Head of Investigations at the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) and held the role of Regional Coordinator at IPOA’s Mombasa branch. Notably, he led investigations during the public inquiries of the now-defunct Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC).
At IPOA, Okeyo successfully handled investigations across a wide range of issues, from serious human rights violations to criminal cases, commercial fraud, intellectual property rights infringements, anti-illicit trade activities, and forensic audits. His work not only produced concrete results but also contributed to the development of vital investigative tools.
Furthermore, he received training in Internal Affairs Investigation and Instructor Development from the California Highway Patrol in the U.S. Okeyo also refined his skills through the Senior Management Course and the Strategic Leadership Development Program (SLDP) at the Kenya School of Government. He holds a Master of Governance, Peace, and Security degree from Africa Nazarene University and a Bachelor of Arts in Literature degree from Moi University.
His appointment as the Director of Complaints Management and Investigations at the JSC is viewed as a significant step toward enhancing accountability and integrity within the Judiciary.