Martha Koome sworn in as Chief Justice at State house Nairobi

Justice Martha Koome has been sworn as the new Chief Justice of the republic of Kenya .

Justice Koome took the oath of office before President Uhuru Kenyatta at state house Nairobi.

Justice Koome was approved by the national assembly early this week and appointed to take over from retired David Maraga.

She will be the third president of the judiciary from 2010 after Willy Mutunga and Maraga.

Speaking after the swearing in Ceremony, President Uhuru wished Justice Koome and newly appointed judge to the supreme court William Ouko well and called on them to dispense justice fairly.

A statement from the Judiciary says Chief Justice Koome will then proceed to her new office at the Supreme Court after being received by deputy CJ Philomena Mwilu.

Thereafter, on Monday, the Judiciary is expected to host an assumption of office ceremony to handover ‘instruments of power’ to the new president of Judiciary.

And top on her agenda will be ensuring the 40 judges nominated by the JSC are sworn in to tackle the backlog of cases.

Lady Justice Koome, has 33 years of legal experience, and has served as court of appeal judge since 2012.

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