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Koome's Nomination Receives a Blow as LSK President Makes the Following Statement

The recommendation of Court of appeal judge, Lady Justice Martha Koome by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) to be the Kenya's next Chief Justice continues to draw mixed reactions in the country.

To some section of Kenyans, their expections were never met as they thought the commission could have recommended a different candidate, probably between the senior counsel Fred Ngatia and Justice William Ouko.

However, according to the president of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) Nelson Havi, the nomination of Lady Justice Martha Koome is an investment of the state and was not merit based.

Speaking on Citizen television news night, criticised the JSC interim chair professor Olive Mugendi's statement that Martha Koome was unanimously elected by all commissioners.

According to Nelson Havi, a commission can never reach a unanimous decision.

"What happens next is that we will let Kenyans feel the outcome of a process that is indicative of investment by the state as opposed to merit based," Nelson Havi told Citizen television.

Koome's name has been presented to president Uhuru Kenyatta and would forwarded to the National Assembly for vetting.


The commission has also embarked on recruitment process of the judge of the supreme court that will take over from judge Jactone Ojwang.

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Fred Ngatia Justice William Ouko LSK Martha Koome Nelson Havi

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