Justice Martha Koome await national assembly nod to become Chief Justice

The national assembly is set to hold a special sitting on Wednesday to vote on Justice Martha Koome’s bid to become Chief Justice .

The house will consider the report of the departmental committee on Justice and Legal affairs on the vetting of  the nominee for appointment of position of Chief Justice .

The special seating will debate the report of the committee that interviewed nominee Martha Koome after she was recommended by the Judicial service commission.  

The national assembly is expected to vote to endorse Koome or deny her the position

But reports in the committee say that no memoranda that was presented during the hearing was hurting her chances of taking over from retired David Maraga.

Martha Koome has been a judge in the court of appeal since 2012 .

She also served in satellite courts where she credited herself with clearing a massive backlog of cases at a pace she said had not been done before on the continent.

Last year, Justice Koome she was  runner-up for the UN’s Kenya Person of the Year Award “for her advocacy of the rights of children in the justice system”.

She has also served as a commissioner on the African Union’s Committee on the Rights and Welfare of Children.

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