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Lady Justice Martha Koome’ s Biography.

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Lady Justice Martha Karambu Koome is a Kenyan Advocate, Human Rights Defender and Judge serving at the Court of Appeal of Kenya. She was appointed in 2013. On 27th April 2021, she was nominated as Chief Justice by the Judicial Service Commission. She is the first woman to be nominated as Chief Justice in Kenya.

EDUCATION

Martha was born in 1960(age 61) in Kithiu village, Meru County. She holds an LL.B from the University of Nairobi and LL.M in Public International Law from the University of London. After graduating from University Of Nairobi in 1986, Justice Koome enrolled at Kenya School of Law in 1987. She completed her Masters degree in Public International Law at the University of London in 2010.

CAREER

She was admitted to the Bar as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya in 1986 and started as a legal associate at Mathenge and Muchemi Advocates until 1993, when she opened her own law firm and became the managing partner until 2003. She was elected as a council member of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) in 1993-1996.

Judge Koome was appointed Judge of the Court of Appeal in January 2012. Prior to the appointment to the Court of Appeal Judge, she served as Puisne Judge for over eight years and practiced Law for 15 years. The same year she was appointed as Court of Appeal Judge, she was elected the Chairperson of the Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association.

In 2016 she was among 13 female candidates shortlisted by the Judicial Service Commission for the Deputy Chief Justice position. Which was taken by Justice Philomena Mwilu.

Justice Martha Koome is one of the Lawyers who actively participated in the clamour for the repeal of section 2A of the constitution and for the Independence of the judiciary. She has aserved as Chairperson of FIDA one of the leading human rights organizations in the country.

FAMILY

Lady Justice Koome is married to Koome Kiragu and they are blessed with 3 adult children.

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President Chakwera Of Malawi Says Malawians must switch to cannabis As Tobbaco is Being Declined.

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President Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi on Wednesday saidthat his country’s leading foreign exchange earner, tobacco, was in terminal decline and he urged a switch to high-growth crops like cannabis, which was legalised locally for some uses last year.

Chakwera made the comments during a state of the nation address in which he said tobacco was expected to earn less than $200 million in 2021, a figure roughly similar to the past two years but well below previous annual earnings that used to top $350 million.

On Wednesday, neighbouring Zimbabwe’s government also changed its regulations to encourage investment into cannabis.

The inconvenient truth … is that while Malawi has come a long way by relying on tobacco as our … largest single crop contributor to our GDP, this reliance is now seriously threatened by declining demand worldwide,” Chakwera said.

Tobacco was a stain on an otherwise booming agricultural sector, which the president said would enable economic growth to recover to 3.8% this year, according to the latest forecasts, and would push it to 5.4% next year.

Malawi’s parliament passed a bill in February last year that makes it legal to cultivate and process cannabis for medicines and hemp fibre used in industry, but stops short of decriminalising recreational use.

Chakwera said the agriculture ministry would “search for a basket of alternative crops so that by 2030, Malawi can do away with its reliance on tobacco.”

Countries around the world are either legalising or relaxing laws on cannabis, including several in southern Africa such as Zambia, Lesotho and Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe’s new rules will allow investors to wholly own cannabis businesses, a departure from previous requirements to partner with the government.

They also allow cannabis to be produced anywhere in Zimbabwe, instead of in restricted locations. Investors can keep export earnings in U.S. dollars for up to four years, a government statement said.

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Monthly Salary Of Security Guards Working In Dubai.

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Have you ever wondered why a lot of kenyans would never let the chance of working in Dubai go away?. This is because of the amount of money that they are paid at the end of the month and the jobs that they do. Here in Kenya, security guards are paid a sum of Ksh 10,000 at the end of the month which in not able to cater for the family and the person.

A security guard job in Dubai is enough to pay for the expenses of the family at the end of the month, build a house, pay school fees, or even buy land. This is after saving well for a while and with that, they are able to survive well with that job. Families have gone to an extent that they even sell their own land or borrow loans to take their children there.

A security guard in Dubai has got a lot of advantages and this is from the testimonies that they give. Some of them are even given food, a place to stay in and even their own transportation is catered for day each day. Apart from that, their own security is tight and they are always well take care of.

Have you ever wondered how much they are paid each month?. They are given a salary of AED 2267 and when turned to Ksh its 67,677.08. This is enough to feed a family and even open Businesses.

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Government Suspends All Flights Between Kenya And Somalia.

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The Kenyan Government has suspended all flights between Kenya and Somalia citing operational sensitive information. Kenya Civil Aviation Authority said only medical evacuation and United Nations flights on humanitarian missions will be allowed between the two countries.

The move comes barely a week after the Federal Government of Somalia said it had restored diplomatic ties with Kenya. On May 6, Somalia’s Ministry of Information said the diplomatic ties had been restored following intervention by Qatar.

The Federal Government of Somalia, announces that in keeping with the interests of good neighborliness, it has resumed diplomatic relations with the Republic of Kenya,” a statement from the ministry reads.

The statement further indicated that the two countries have agreed to maintain friendly relations guided by principles of mutual respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity and that there will be no interference in the internal affairs of either of the two countries.

The two governments agree to keep friendly relations between the two countries on the basis of principles of mutual respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, non-interference in each other internal affairs, equality, mutual benefit and peaceful co-existence. The Presidents of both countries are grateful and thankful to the Emir of State of Qatar for his good offices in this regard,” concluded the statement.

On the same day, at State House in Nairobi, President Uhuru Kenyatta received a special message from the Amir of the State of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani.

“The Amir’s message was delivered to the President by Dr Mutlaq bin Majed Al-Qahtani, who is the Special Envoy of the Foreign Minister of the State of Qatar for Counterterrorism and Mediation of Conflict Resolution,” State House said in statement to newsrooms.

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