Martha Koome

Martha Koome


Martha Koome nominated first Kenya’s first woman chief justice


A Kenyan Court of Appeal Judge Martha Koome has been nominated as the country’s next chief justice.

Judge Koome becomes the country’s first woman to hold the position.

The Judicial Service Commission interviewed 10 candidates for the position and she emerged top.

Her nomination has now been forwarded by the commission to the president for appointment.

The UN Women Kenya office congratulated Judge Koome:

One of the candidates, lawyer Fred Ngatia, is quoted by the Business Daily newspaper as saying that he was rigged out.

Mr Ngatia trended on Twitter all day on the day he was being interviewed on live television.

Editorial Chief, Nigerian Bureau

Kings UBA is a Nigerian journalist and writer. I have reported for major local and international news organisations. I write satire. In 2017, I started contributing stories primarily to Discover Africa News Network. I can be reached on I currently manage Discover Africa News social media handles

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