Former Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya David Maraga has reacted to the swearing in of his successor Justice Martha Karambu Koome and the newly-appointed Supreme Court judge Justice William Ouko in presence of president Uhuru Kenyatta.
The ex-Chief Justice applauded Koome and Ouko while claiming that the latter had a lot of experience that could benefit the Judiciary immensely.
In his official Twitter page, Maraga showered accolades to the two judges for making it to the Supreme Court. He congratulated Koome for successfully applying and passing the Chief Justice post interviews that were recently launched and conducted. Also, he hailed Ouko after the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) settled on him as Supreme Court judge.
The retired CJ further wished his successor well as she kickstarted her new job at Kenya's helm of Judiciary from Friday.
Further, he averred that the Judiciary was poised to benefit from protracted legal experience and skills of Ouko in future.
"Congratulations to Hon. Justice William Ouko on his appointment to the Supreme Court of Kenya. I have no doubt that the court will benefit from your extensive experience and wish you all the best in your new role," read part of his tweet.
This follows after president Uhuru Kenyatta oversaw the swearing in the former Court of Appeal judge Martha Koome as Kenya's next Chief Justice after winning the interview that was conducted by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).
This also comes after the former president of Court of Appeal justice William Ouko was sworn in as the Supreme Court judge to replace Prof Jacton Boma Ojwang who was retiring.
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