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The President Confirms Martha Koome as the New Chief Justice

On Wednesday, the members of the National Assembly unanimously voted to approve the report of the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee that recommended her approval to succeed retired CJ David Maraga.

“After lengthy deliberations and careful consideration of the performance of various candidates the JSC has unanimously recommended the appointment of Hon. Koome Martha Karabu as the Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya and has submitted her name to the President for appointment,” a statement from the JSC read.

This was confirmed in a gazette notice issued on Wednesday, and comes just hours after the National Assembly had approved her nomination to the top job.

Earlier on, the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee (JLAC) had earlier recommended her approval to become Kenya’s next Chief Justice.

Justice Koome makes history as becomes the first woman to serve as Chief Justice.

She has become Kenya’s 15th Chief Justice, and the country’s third since the 2010 Constitution.

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