LADY JUSTICE MARTHA KOOME NOMINATED FOR APPOINTMENT AS CHIEF JUSTICE

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Judicial Service Commission vice-chairperson Olive Mugenda on Tuesday evening announced that the commission had unanimously selected Martha Koome for appointment as the Chief Justice.

This is after Chief Justice David Maraga retired earlier this year.

The commission forwarded Martha Koome’s name to President Uhuru for appointment.

If appointed, Martha will become the first-ever female Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya.

Koome has thirty-three years of experience in the legal field. And she was among ten other candidates who were interviewed for that position.

Earlier on the court of appeal had lifted the order that was stopping the JSC from deliberating and announcing the Chief Justice nominee.

The orders granted by the High Court last week barring the continuation of the recruitment and appointment of the Chief Justice. And is hereby stayed pending the hearing of this intended appeal. The court ruled.

So the President will submit her name for vetting by the Parliamentary Justice and Legal Affairs Committee. Them the National Assembly will consider the report by the vetting committee and approve it. President Uhuru will then appoint as her Chief Justice.

Scores if the other candidates were not released.

By Wanjiru Mbaru

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