President Kenyatta appoints Martha Koome as Chief Justice

President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed Martha Koome as Kenya’s next Chief Justice.

The president made the announcement in a gazette notice on Wednesday.

Earlier, the national assembly approved Justice Martha Koome as the next Chief Justice. 

This is after the justice and legal committee tabled the report of her vetting in the whole house. 

Most Mps  hailed her achievements in and outside the courts prior to being nominated by the Judicial service commission.

The MPs also insisted that the first intray for Koome should be to make sure the judges that were approved by the JSC are sworn in by the president. 

The name of Justice Koome will now be forwarded to President Uhuru Kenyatta for appointment and swearing in.

Justice Koome has been a judge in the court of appeal since 2012 and 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” in 2020.

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

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