Lady Justice Martha Koome was on Friday 21st, sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya.

This comes two days after the National Assembly unanimously approved her nomination. And the President also approved it.

Martha becomes the first ever female CJ as she replaces former Chief Justice David Maraga.

So in an event presided over by the president and witnessed by Attorney General Kihara Kiriuki, Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu and the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Anne Amadi, among others, Koome took the oath of office.

Martha vowed to uphold the constitution of the country.

Court of Appeal President William Ouko also took an oath to serve as a judge in the Supreme Court.

William Ouko

President Uhuru congratulated the two. And reminded them to practice the oath of office they ascribed to.

Uhuru did not mince his words in congratulating the new Chief Justice.

I am singularly honored to be the first President to swear in the first female Chief Justice.

said Uhuru

So the President went ahead to add that it’s not for him to tell her how to execute her work. But upon her to remember the oath she took.

He also reminded Ouko of his pledge to protect, administer, and defend the Constitution.

The team has been appointed at a time Kenyans are waiting to see how the superior courts will handle the appeal against BBI.

By Wanjiru Mbaru

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