Lady Justice Martha Koome was on Friday sworn in as the new CJ making her the first female to be appointed to the position in the country.
She also is the 15th Chief Justice to assume office in Kenya following David Maraga’s retirement.
President Kenyatta forwarded Koome’s name to Parliament for approval on April 28 after she beat nine other candidates including judges, prominent lawyers, in private practice, and law scholars.
She is expected to preside over Kenya’s judiciary and if need be, will be called upon to adjudicate disputed petitions in the presidential elections, among others.
Leaders have wasted NO time in not only sharing their excitement but also wishing her well.
Ikanga/Kyatune MCA Aspirant Hon. Rapahel Mwetu Kasina congratulated Koome as she took office as the first female to ascend to the highest judicial office in Kenya’s history.
“Congratulations Lady Justice M. Koome, wishing you well, may the Lord Jesus grant you much wisdom in pressed and shaken measures” Mwetu posted on his Facebook account.
Other leaders who congratulated CJ Martha Koome include Former Vice President H.E Dr. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka wishing her strength, wisdom, and justice in her tenure.
“We celebrate a great achievement for this wonderful Republic. Congratulations Lady CJ Martha Karambu Koome, 15th and First ever Lady Chief Justice in the Republic of Kenya. I wish you strength, wisdom, and justice in your tenure.” ~ H.E Dr. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka posted on Twitter.
“The swearing-in of Justice Martha Koome offers bright dawn delivering overdue justice and vindicates our collective aspiration to be a society founded on equality, inclusion, and Constitutionalism. The more women at the helm of leadership the richer and fairer we are. It’s BEAUTIFUL,” said Deputy President William Ruto.
“The Hon. Chief Justice Martha Koome, Congratulations once again. The Sky is no longer the limit. Next for the girl child is the Attorney General’s position and the leadership of Parliament. Na hata hii ya Urais boys wakikaa vibaya tunachukua…” Govenor Ngilu posted on her twitter account