(Photos) Find justice for the vulnerable! CJ Koome tells Scott graduands

"Your principles are what are going to sell you, your ethics." - Koome.

In Summary

•She urged the graduates to embrace similar values as they ventured into the world to enable Kenya achieve social justice and enjoy the dignity that they all deserve.

•Koome said unless people are aware of their rights, they can't be able to claim those rights and to live in free and fair society.

Chief Justice Martha Koome (C) during the Scott Christian University 56th graduation ceremony in Machakos on Friday.
Chief Justice Martha Koome (C) during the Scott Christian University 56th graduation ceremony in Machakos on Friday.
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Judiciary decisions will facilitate transformation of our society, Chief Justice Martha Koome has said.

Koome was speaking when she presided over the graduation ceremony at Scott Christian University in Machakos on Friday.

Chief Justice Martha Koome (R) during the Scott Christian University 56th graduation ceremony in Machakos on Friday.
Chief Justice Martha Koome (R) during the Scott Christian University 56th graduation ceremony in Machakos on Friday.
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“This power and authority that we are given by the Constitution, we exercise it on behalf and for the people of this republic. So, whenever we sit in those high offices, it isn’t for us but for the people,” Koome said.

Chief Justice Martha Koome speaking during the Scott Christian University 56th graduation ceremony in Machakos on Friday.
Chief Justice Martha Koome speaking during the Scott Christian University 56th graduation ceremony in Machakos on Friday.
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“So, we are focused on making sure that our judiciary decisions bring about and facilitate transformation of our society. We can’t also transform ourselves alone as a judiciary and say we are transformed unless the society is transformed."

Koome said unless people are aware of their rights, they can't be able to claim those rights and to live in free and fair society.

Chief Justice Martha Koome speaking during the Scott Christian University 56th graduation ceremony in Machakos on Friday.
Chief Justice Martha Koome speaking during the Scott Christian University 56th graduation ceremony in Machakos on Friday.
Image: GEORGE OWITI

"If there is anybody who requires justice, it’s the vulnerable who include children, women, persons living with disabilities and the marginalized," she said.

She urged the graduates to embrace similar values as they ventured into the world to enable Kenya achieve social justice and enjoy the dignity that they all deserve.

Chief Justice Martha Koome speaking during the Scott Christian University 56th graduation ceremony in Machakos on Friday.
Chief Justice Martha Koome speaking during the Scott Christian University 56th graduation ceremony in Machakos on Friday.
Image: GEORGE OWITI

“Today there are lots of challenges in the community and they are looking upon you to give solutions. Our families, children are threatened. No one can understand why we can build a school through harambee and through all other efforts and children decide to burn them,” Koome said.

"Your principles are what are going to sell you, your ethics. You have worked hard over the years to attain these coveted degrees and certificates. You have overcome challenges all the way, continue and hold your candles high and if you get opportunity to light others’ candles, please do so without hesitation.”

Graduands during the Scott Christian University 56th graduation ceremony in Machakos on Friday.
Graduands during the Scott Christian University 56th graduation ceremony in Machakos on Friday.
Image: GEORGE OWITI