Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu is among the high profile Judiciary officials who missed an event organised in favour of the Chief Justice Martha Koome on Friday. From photos released by the Kenyan Judiciary, it was noted that the former acting Chief Justice was not present during the event held at one of the high end hotels in Nairobi.
Kikuyu member of parliament and a Tangatanga strong supporter has reacted to a sitting posture between president Uhuru Kenyatta, president of Supreme Court Justice Martha Koome and Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu.Taking to his social media pages, Hon Kimani Ichungwa urged Kenyans to pray that the side CJ Martha Koome is leaning is not a sign of where he leans as the Chief Justice.
As per the reports, the Court of Appeal has stopped the proceedings of five High Court judges ,that was hearing ten petitions relating to former Chief Justice David Maraga, that had advised President Uhuru Kenyatta to dissolve Parliament. This means that the case will be suspended pending the determination of an appeal filed by National and Senate Assemblies, against the dismissal of their case, that was challenging the powers of Deputy Chief Justice to come up with the bench.
Photo:Deputy chief justice Philomena Mwilu. The country is currently witnessing a rare scenario where the arms of the government are in conflict with one another.This was publicly evidenced on the 58th madaraka day celebrations in kisumu where the president blast the judiciary in front of the chief justice Martha Koome.He directed his anger to the judicial judges who termed BBI documents unconstitutional by telling them to respect the rights of the common citizens.The president also went ahead to gazette only thirty four judges against the recommended Forty one by the judicial service commission.The gazetted judges were sworn in today at state house.
Photo of the Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya and the President of the Supreme Court Lady Justice Martha Koome. Image/File. It is good news for the new Chief Justice Hon Lady Justice Martha Koome, the Deputy Chief Justice Hon Lady Justice Philomena Mwilu and Judiciary officers in general as the Head of State President Uhuru Kenyatta approves a number of judges to the Kenyan Courts.
Prominent City Lawyer, Ahmednasir has predicted bad news that might befall the Judiciary in the coming days. The vocal lawyer criticized President Uhuru Kenyatta after he failed to gazette six High Court judges as Court of Appeal Judges despite being nominated by Judicial Service Commission. President Uhuru Kenyatta's recent action has raised eyebrows with majority of Kenyans suggesting that the Head of State may be on a mission of frustrating the Judiciary since many Court decisions have gone against him.
The Judiciary will be run by women if this photo of the three ladies now behind the wheel is anything to go by. Though Justice Philomena Mwilu will be leaving anytime soon to pave way for another Deputy Chief Justice, the Judiciary as currently constituted has more women at the top as compared to men.
Kikuyu Member of Parliament Hon Kimani Ichungwa's comment on the sitting posture of Chief Justice Martha Koome, Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu and President Uhuru Kenyatta has elicited a lot of reactions from netizens. "The sitting posture here. Kenyans pray it isn’t a sign of where one leans to for the new CJ as compared to the DCJ’s posture seemingly firm and independent.
Martha Karambu Koome is the newly sworn in chief justice.She took over the office after resignation of former chief justice David Maraga.She will be working alongside Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu and chief registrar Anne. Martha Karambu Koome has on Monday 24 May given a speech on what she is going to work on.
Just moments after the official swearing in ceremony of the thirty four judges presided over by President Uhuru Kenyatta, there is rumor going on that he could possibly be targeting one of the top officials in the Judiciary. His next possible target which has been speculated by the famous Lawyer SC Ahmednasir is the Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu.
The normalcy is gradually resuming in the country after heated debate erupted concerning the nomination of a new lady justice.This was the first and unique nomination in the kenyan history since independence.The kenyan judiciary is now headed by a lady justice setting a record in history.Justice Martha Koome floored her fellow competitors during the interview conducted by the judicial service commission where she was ranked position one.
High Court ruled against BBI terming it unconstitutional null and void and completely giving evidence against the report.It's clear Martha Koome has been appointed as the supreme court of Kenya Judge as well chief justice.This is a clear confirmation that clearly going forward Martha Koome as well Supreme Court judges will be expected to rule according to the law and the constitution of Kenya especially on matters BBI.
The immediate former chief justice David Maraga has congratulated his successor Martha Koome as she takes over leadership at the Judiciary.In a statement issued after Koome's swearing-in ceremony on Friday, May 21, Maraga congratulated his predecessor for the role. "Chief Justice Martha Koome, as you begin your tour of duty, I wish you all the best as you serve Kenyans in this important capacity," he said in a brief statement.
Popular Lawyer, Ahmednasir Abdullahi, who recently claimed that president Uhuru Kenyatta's move to reject six judges as he appoints 34 others was unnecessary has raised questions over the next possible member of Judiciary that might be axed soon. Taking to his Twitter account, Abdullahi Ahmednasir who's believed to be deputy president William Ruto's ally has raised a question claiming that Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu might be the next to be chopped from the task.
The country’s top newspapers reported on Chief Justice Martha Koome’s assumption of office on Monday, May 24 and the tasks awaiting her as the new CJ. The dailies also reported on ODM leader Raila Odinga’s visit to Kisumu where he assured locals that the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) reggae will be back.
Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu today handed over the tools of power to the incoming Chief Justice Martha Koome.In a ceremony that was graced by among others the former Chief Justice David Maraga, CJ Koome received among other tools the original copy of the 2010 constitution.Speaking at the function, DCJ Mwilu pledged full support to the CJ Koome reminding her of the great task ahead of her.
Martha Karua. The newly sworn in chief justice Martha Koome has a tough task ahead of her.DCJ Philomena Mwilu sparked reactions after telling her to forget about being a woman but get to realize that she is the Chief justice of Kenya.The CJ comes to Power at the time when Judiciary independence has been completely interfered with.
Today Chief Justice Martha Koome officially receives the instruments of office as she takes over from her deputy Philomena Mwilu.Koome becomes the first woman to be the Chief Justice of the republic of Kenya.This arm of government is the first to have both leaders being female.
Yesterday's swearing in of Martha Koome as Kenya's chief justice was historic in two ways: it was one of the shortest events ever held at state house and she also became the first woman to hold the position. This also marks the first time the judiciary is being headed by two women: CJ Koome and her deputy Philomena Mwilu.
Chief Justice Martha Koome officially assumed office as the head of Judiciary after receiving instruments of power on Monday. In an event held at the Supreme Court grounds in Nairobi, Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu handed over instruments including the Constitution, the Judiciary flag and the State of the Judiciary Report.