Lady Justice Martha Koome Nominated As Kenya’s Next Chief Justice

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has unanimously recommended Justice Martha Koome Karambu for Chief Justice and forwarded her name to President Uhuru Kenyatta.

If confirmed, Justice Koome will be the first woman to serve as President of the Supreme Court of Kenya.

Prof Olive Mugenda, who chaired the selection interviews, explained why the JSC would not report the scores for each candidate: “Our job was to pick the best candidate, and that’s what we did.”