(PHOTOS) Women leaders congratulate Justice Koome

In Summary

• Koome will be the first woman to lead the Judicature, one of the three arms of government when she takes office. 

Women Leaders share some moment after speaking in a function to congratulate the newly appointed Chief Justice Martha Koome. Photo/Fredrick Omondi.
Women Leaders share some moment after speaking in a function to congratulate the newly appointed Chief Justice Martha Koome. Photo/Fredrick Omondi.

Women Leaders in Kenya on Thursday gathered at a function held in Nairobi to congratulate the nominated Chief Justice Martha Koome.

The function was attended by CS Public Service and Gender Margaret Kobia, CS Industrialization Betty Maina, CS for Water Sicily Kariuki, Youth and Gender Affairs CAS Rachel Shebesh, Sports CS Amina Mohamed among others.

She will be the first woman to lead the Judicature, one of the three arms of government when she takes office.

Pricilah Nyokabi (L), Water CS Sicily Kariuki and CS Industrialization Betty Maina share some moment after speaking in a function to congratulate the newly appointed Chief Justice Martha Koome. Photo/Fredrick Omondi
Pricilah Nyokabi (L), Water CS Sicily Kariuki and CS Industrialization Betty Maina share some moment after speaking in a function to congratulate the newly appointed Chief Justice Martha Koome. Photo/Fredrick Omondi

Justice Koome, who has 33 years of experience in legal practice, joins the growing league of powerful women in top Judiciary positions.

She has spent a significant portion of those years in public service as a defender of human rights.

Koome has earned international accolades for tremendous contribution to the expansion of the rule of law and defence of the vulnerable.

CAS Rachel Shebesh speaking during a function to congratulate the nominated Chief Justice Martha Koome. Photo/Fredrick Omondi
CAS Rachel Shebesh speaking during a function to congratulate the nominated Chief Justice Martha Koome. Photo/Fredrick Omondi

She is an acclaimed expert in family law and takes a keen interest in children's affairs. She was named the UN Person of the Year runner-up in 2020 for these efforts.

In a thank you statement on Wednesday, Koome said she was extremely grateful to the Judicial Service Commission for nominating her to the office.

"It will indeed be an honour and a great privilege for me to serve this great country as the Chief Justice if confirmed to the office," she said.

CS Public Service and Gender Margaret Kobia speaking during a function to congratulate the newly appointed Chief Justice Martha Koome. Photo/Fredrick Omondi
CS Public Service and Gender Margaret Kobia speaking during a function to congratulate the newly appointed Chief Justice Martha Koome. Photo/Fredrick Omondi