The President of the Republic of Kenya His Excellency Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta has appointed Lady Justice Martha Koome as the Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya following her approval by Parliament on Wednesday the 19th of May 2021.
Image courtesy: Lady Justice Martha Koome.
In a special gazette notice dated 19th May, 2021, President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed Koome as the Chief Justice just hours after the National Assembly unanimously voted to approve the report by the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee (JLAC) which recommended her approval.
Lady Justice Martha Koome is preceded by the retired Chief Justice, Justice David Maraga who took the office after the exit of Dr Willy Mutunga.
Earlier in April, the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) unanimously agreed to nominate Koome for the position of the Chief Justice after a competitive recruitment process.
Justice Martha Koome has 33 years of experience in legal practice and also known for her role as a defender of human rights.
Congratulations Madam Chief Justice, the future is female.
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