Chief Justice Martha Koome in a statement released on Sunday, August 1 2021 congratulated Prof Patricia Mbote and confirmed she was looking forward to working with her after she was appointed as the director of the law division at the United Nations Environment programme. Mbote, was one of the candidates that had expressed her interest to be the next chief justice of the Republic of Kenya after the retirement of the then CJ Maraga and appeared before the panel for an interview although it was Koome who carried the day.
The Judicial service commission interviews to find the next president of the judiciary finally came to an end on Friday the 23rd Day of April 2021.A total number of 10 candidates attended the interviews.Those who attended the interviews include, The President of the Court of Appeal Justice William Ouko, Court of Appeal Judge Lady Justice Martha Koome, High Court Judge Said Chitembwe and Employment and Labour Relations Judges Mathews Nduma Nderi, and Justice Njagi Marete.
The Judicial Service Commission is in the process of recruiting the third Chief Justice of Kenya since the amalgamation of the constitution of the 2010.Image courtesy The Commission notified the general public of the vacancies, invited applications from qualified persons and published the list of the applicants in the mainstream media.
The ongoing interviews to pick the best candidate for the position of the chief justice has seen brilliant and wise minds engage the interviewers on interesting debates.Today Justice William Ouko appeared before the panel while senior counsel Fred Ngatia took his turn yesterday.There is a heated debate among Kenyans over who would take over from the retired former chief justice David Maraga and the acting Chief justice Philomena Mwilu.
The search for a new Chief Justice in the country has been ongoing for a period of time now.Temperatures have been rising day by day and after a 10 days interview process, Kenyans are now anxiously waiting for the JSC to make break the news on who will replaced David Maraga.
The race for the new Chief Justice is almost over.After the interesting but tough interview process where 10 candidates took part, Kenyans are now keenly waiting for the results.Those 10 who were interviewed by the JSC led by Olive Mugenda and consisting of Philomena Mwilu, Kihara Kariuki and others were; Chitembwe Juma, Patricia Mbote, Martha Koome, David Marete, Philip Murgor, Nduma Nderi, Fred Ngatia, Ouko William Okello, Moni Wekesa and Ms. Yano Alice Jepkoech.
After a very long time and a tiresome interview process, we are almost there.The country is on the verge of getting a new Chief Justice who will replace the retired David Maraga.All the hard work will now be left for the JSC to decide.Until now, 9 candidates have already been interviewed with the last candidate facing the panel today.
Temperatures are already high in the country as many Kenyans await to hear their new Chief Justice.They are still missing their former retired CJ David Maraga because of his good leadership.A leadership that the country needed from the Judiciary.Maraga was a man of his own kind as he stood for what is right and was never influence by bribes or anything whatsoever.
Martha Koome made history as the first female chief Justice after she was selected by the judiciary service commission to succeed former CJ David Marsha.Her name will be presented to Uhuru Kenyatta before being taken to parliament for vetting.The Court of Appeal Judge was declared the winner by JSC chairperson in briefing to the press on Tuesday.
So far so good when it comes to the interview process in search for the new Chief Justice in the country.All the 8 interviewed candidates have proved themselves in one way or the other.They all convinced some people in the country.Until now, Chitembwe Juma, Patricia Mbote, Martha Koome, David Marete, Philip Murgor, Nduma Nderi, Fred Ngatia and Ouko William Okello have been interviewed.
The search for Kenya's next Chief Justice entered day ten today.Already nine applicants have been interviewed so far.They include; Justice Chitembwe Juma, Prof Patricia Mbote, Lady Justice Martha Koome, Justice Marete Njagi, Philip Murgor, Justice Nduma Nderi, Senior Counsel Fred Ngatia, Prof Moni Wekesa and Justice William Ouko.
Judiciary Service Commission had a long time and tiresome for the last ten days.The country is on the verge of getting a suitable person who will replace retired CJ David Maraga.All ten candidates were vetted by the JSC panel.They entail Chitembwa Juma, David Marete, Fred Ngatia, Martha Koome, Patricia Mbote, Ouko William, Nduma Nderi, Philip Murgor, Moni Wekesa, and Yano Alice.
The Judicial Service Commission(JSC) concluded the interviews today for the Chief Justice job.All the ten shortlisted candidates have been interviewed.They include, Justice Chitembwe Juma, Prof Patricia Mbote, Lady Justice Martha Koome, Justice Marete Njagi, Philip Murgor, Justice Nduma Nderi, Senior Counsel Fred Ngatia, William Ouko, Prof Moni Wekesa and Alice Jepkoech Yano.
In a short press conference, JSC chairman has announced that they have unanimously recommended lady Justice Martha Koome as the next chief justice.Her name has been forwarded to the president for approval and thereby will be submitted to the national assembly for vetting.Martha who is currently a judge at the supreme Court of Kenya,will succeed Maraga to become the first woman chief justice.
Former State House and Diaspora Digital Secretary Dennis Itumbi predicts the High Court will this Tuesday dismiss a case challenging the recruitment of the next Chief Justice.He also adds that the new President of the Judiciary will be nominated within the next 48 hours.Among those who impressed for the CJ Post Justice Said Chitembwe, Prof. Patricia Mbote, Justice Martha Koome, Justice Marete Njagi, Lawyer Philip Murgor, Justice Nduma Nderi, red Ngatia, Justice William Ouko, Prof. Dr Wekesa Moni and Alice Yano.
Senior Counsel Fred Ngatia sparked mixed reactions online when he became the first one to complain the reason why he missed to be nominated as Kenya’s next Chief Justice, which was clinched by Court of Appeal Judge Martha Koome.SC Ngatia who had been tipped by a section of Kenyans as a frontrunner having outperformed the rest in the CJ interviews, revealed worrying details of four Mt Kenya commissioners of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), who purposely reduced his scores after receiving calls from powerful individuals in the government.
The Judicial service commission (JSC) has appointed Judge lady Martha Koome of the high court as the new chief justice replacing the retired David Kenani Maraga who went out of office since January this year Martha Koome Photo: courtesy Martha Koome was selected by the commission and her name forwarded to president Uhuru Kenyatta for consideration.
The new supreme Court judge martha karambu Koome has been officially given office to start her functions.The handing of the office takes place at the supreme court of kenya, in Nairobi. This take place after parliament approved her nomination leading to her swearing in.Justice martha Koome defeated the other candidates, which included judges, prominent lawyers and law scholars, to become the first female judge in our country.
The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) on Tuesday unanimously settled on Lady Justice Martha Koome to succeed David Maraga as the chief justice.She owed the glory to prayer, asking Kenyans to continue praying for her as she awaits her approval for the post.JSC has forwarded her name to President Uhuru Kenyatta for appointment and insisted it will not reveal the scores for each candidate.
The judicial service comission has officially announced that after vetting the contestants for the chief justice position, the name of Lady Justice Martha Koome has been submitted to the president Uhuru Kenyatta for approval.The current position of the Lady Justice justice Martha Koome is the Judge of the court of appeal (Nairobi) She has served thirty three years in the legal profession.