JSC recommends Martha Koome for appointment as next CJ

By James Macharia 

The Judicial Service Commission on Tuesday recommended lady Justice Martha Koome to be the country’s next Chief Justice. 

JSC panel Chairperson Professor Olive Mugenda on Teusday announced the panel’s recommendation stating that they unanimously agreed on Justice Koome to be the country’s next Chief.

This comes days after JSC finalized with its that ended on Friday April 23, 2021,

Ten candidates who were eyeing for the post appeared before the JSC panel.

Constitutionally, the name of the appointee is submitted to the president who will either accept it or dismiss it.

The presidential assent is pivotal, and if he will affirm the name, the ball will be on the parliament’s side to do the same. If dismissed, the vetting shall have to be done afresh.

Koome has a 33-year experience in the Legal practice and a fraction of those years, she has been in public service and a vocal compaigner for human rights.

The court of Appeal Judge hails from Kithiu village in Meru and is a holder of a Master’s degree in Public International Law from the University of London.

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