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Martha Koome sworn in as first female Chief Justice of Kenya

Lady justice Martha Koome has been sworn in as Kenya’s 15th Chief Justice in a function held at State House, Nairobi on Friday, May 21.

Koome who is the country’s first female Chief Justice and head of the Judiciary will proceed to her new office at the supreme court.

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The event was presided by President who congratulated her for the new achievement.

Uhuru, who arrived late at the event, apologised by revealing that he was was held up in Mombasa.

Uhuru further announced that he was happy and honored seeing a female being sworn in as Kenya’s first chief justice.

Uhuru reminded the Koome to work fear, religion of political influence as ascribed to by the oath office.

The president further promised to work closely with the CJ as she takes over the new seat.

He also congratulated William Ouko who took oath to serve as judge of the Supreme Court and assured him and Koome that his administration will work with the with no interference whatsoever.

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It is not for me to tell you how to execute your work, just to remember the oath you have taken, and to impartially do justice and in accordance with the Constitution without any fear favour bias, affection, prejudice and any political or religious influence…I will at all time pray for .We know you will succeed. We all partner and work together with you. Fanya haki tu an sisi hatutakuwa an shida,” he advised.

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