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  • Writer's pictureOrina Ontiri

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) unanimously nominates Justice Martha Koome for CJ

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has unanimously nominated Justice Martha Koome for the vacant position of Chief Justice.

The move came only hours after the Court of Appeal lifted the order stopping JSC from deliberating and announcing the Chief Justice nominee to replace David Maraga, who retired early this year.

“The Commission wishes to thank Hon Martha Koome for becoming the first lady Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya,” said Prof Mugenda during the JSC presser.

If appointed by President Kenyatta, Lady Justice Koome will become the first female Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya.

“Our duty was to select the best candidate and that’s what we have done,” she added when journalists asked why the commission did not release each candidate’s scores in the interviews.

This comes hours after law professor Prof Makau Mutua and Katiba Institute rushed to the High Court seeking orders to compel JSC to publish scores by each candidate interviewed for the CJ post.

Martha Koome’s confirmed Wikipedia has not been distributed at this point; in any case, she has a few articles devoted under her name. Martha was born and brought up in the Meru district of Kenya.

She got her LLB degree from the University of Nairobi. Similarly, she got her LLM in Public International Law from the University of London. Moreover, Judge Koome is a supporter of common freedoms and particularly centers around Gender Rights.

She voices and offers her assessments on sexual orientation and common freedoms truth be told by means of her Twitter handle. It is dynamic under the username @Martha_koome.

Martha Koome Family

Justice Koome is a mother of three grown-up kids that she imparts to her caring spouse. Their names and characters stay a mystery, however. Martha Koome’s age is 61 years of age. However, her date of birth and birthday stay hid at the current second.

Aside from her better half and kids, Martha Koome has been very tactful in regards to her lady family. She has not unveiled any applicable data that incorporates her folks or kin to the media or people in general.


Koome, before, filled in as Puine judge for over eight years. Starting her profession in law in 1988, she has had an all-encompassing encounter of more than 26 years, both as a legitimate specialist and an appointed authority of the great court and court of allure.

Indeed, the Court of Appeal judge Martha Koome is a hitched lady and has a spouse. Be that as it may, her significant other’s personality including his name and calling has been stowed away from according to the media.

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