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Martha Koome: What you should know about Lady Justice Martha Koome

Lady Justice Martha Koome battled 10 other candidates and emerged victorious from the recently concluded interview of Chief Justice position by The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) led by Olive Mugdenda. She awaits parliamentary approval.

Education Background

Koome went to Mugoiri Girls High School, having been born and brought up in Meru County. She emerged the top student and got enrolled at the University of Nairobi faculty of Law.

In 1985, she graduated with a degree in Law, where she joined the Kenya School of Law for a postgraduate diploma in Law and graduated in 1987. She became an advocate later the same year. In2010, Koome earned a degree in Public International Laws.

Legal Work Practice

She begun her profession at Mathenge and Muchemi Advocates as an associate until 1993.

She left Mathenge and Muchemi Advocates to set up her own Law firm where she practiced until 2003.

2003 to 2011, Koome served as a High Court Judge and the head of Environment and Lands Division in Nairobi. She also practiced as a resident judge in Nakuru and Kitale.

Koome was promoted to Court of Appeals in Nairobi, Malindi and Nyeri in the year 2012. She was also elected to chair the Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association.

Koome joined the Federation of women Lawyers in Kenya (FIDA-Kenya) and served as the chairperson. She was inclined to opposition politicians pushing for change.

Finally, she was an active civil rights defender who represented woman and children issues.

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Koome Martha Koome Meru County Muchemi Advocates Mugoiri Girls High School


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