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:
We congratulate Justice Koome Martha Karambu on her nomination as the first woman Chief Justice. Trully an inspiration to many women and girls in #Kenya.🎊🎉🇰🇪 @jsckenya @annamutavati #GenerationEquality pic.twitter.com/rBEzG0RMnH
— UN Women Kenya (@unwomenkenya) April 28, 2021
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.