Lady Marta Koome co-founder and chaired the Federation of Women Lawyers, an organization that advocates for women's rights and provides free legal services to low-income women. She also helped draft a landmark 2010 constitution.
Discrimination against women was outlawed, and for the first time, children were granted citizenship through their mothers. Discriminatory customary laws on women's property rights were also limited.
On Friday, Martha Koome will take the oath of office as Kenya's Chief Justice at State House in Nairobi.
Chief Justice Koome will then take up her new role at the Supreme Court, according to a statement from the Judiciary that was left vacant by former CJ Marsha.
Following that, on Monday, May 24, 2021, the Judiciary will hold an assumption of office ceremony to hand over the new Chief Justice's "instruments of control."
Remember Lady Koome is the first woman to become chief Justice in Kenya. Koome, has 33 years of legal experience, he have manage to work since the time of political detainees such as former prime minister Raila Odinga when he protested against repression under the late president Daniel Arap Moi in the 1980s and 90s.
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