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Lady Justice Martha Koome’s Heartfelt Letter To JSC.

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Lady Justice Martha Koome has written to the Judicial Service Commission to express her gratitude for the panel’s decision to nominate her for the Chief Justice position. In her letter, Justice Koome, who makes history as Kenya’s first female Chief Justice, says it would be a great honor to serve the country as Chief Justice if accepted.

I’m extremely grateful to the Judicial Service Commission for nominating me to the office of the Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya,” Justice Koome said “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 continued:

I appreciate this was after a thorough, rigorous and a very competitive process that saw some of the best legal minds come forward as capable candidates demonstrating their willingness to serve Kenyans,”

She has also reassured Kenyans of her determination to serve to the best of her ability, thanking well-wishers for their prayers and encouragement.

“As I continue to prepare for the next stage, wish to convey my profound gratitude to all well-wishers who encouraged and prayed for me. continue to thank God and seek your prayers as I go through the confirmation process, ” she added.

Following her selection by JSC, President Uhuru Kenyatta will submit her name for vetting by the Parliamentary Justice and Legal Affairs Committee. The National Assembly will then consider the committee’s vetting report and once they approve it, President Kenyatta will officially appoint her Chief Justice.

The other candidates who interviewed for the position included Justice Said Juma Chitembwe, Prof. Patricia Mbote, Philip Murgor, Lawyer Fredrick Ngatia, Justice Marete Njagi, Justice Matthews Nduma Nderi, Justice William Ouko, Prof. Moni Wekesa and Ms. Alice Yano.

Martha Koome, who has an estimated 33 years in the legal profession, was among 10 candidates who were interviewed for the position of Chief Justice.This was the second time Lady Justice Martha Koome was making a stab at the position of Chief Justice. She is currently based in Nairobi but has served in Nyeri and Malindi. Koome joined the Judiciary in 2003, prior to which she was a human rights defender.

you can also read: Lady Justice Martha Koome’ s Biography.

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President Kenyatta appoints Justice William Ouko as Supreme Court Judge

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed William Ouko as Supreme Court Judge following his nomination by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) to replace retired judge Jackton Ojwang.

In a Gazette Notice dated May 13, 2021, President Kenyatta stated: “In exercise of the powers conferred by Article 166 (1) of the Constitution, I , Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces, appoint Ouko William Okello to be judge of the Supreme Court of Kenya.”

60-year-old Justice Ouko emerged top among other contenders including Justice Said Juma Chitembwe, Justice Marete Njagi, justice Matthews Nduma, lawyer Alice Yano, Justice Sergon Joseph Kiplagat and Dr. Nyaberi Lumumba.

Justice Ouko was born in 1961 in Siaya County.

He obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi in 1986, a post-graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law in 1987 before he was admitted to the Roll of Advocates the same year.

In 2016, he pursued and graduated with a Master of Arts in Criminology & Criminal Justice from Egerton University.

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BBI Termed Unconstitutional.

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In a scathing anonymous decision the five judges have declared BBI report an unconstitutional null and void entity. This has left Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga with an egg on their faces as the report rubbished as something unlawful that cannot amend the constitution.

The shock news have however been welcome in the Tangatanga camp who have all along been against the BBI report. The deputy president William Ruto has just won against Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga who have been at the forefront always compaigning for the BBI report.

The court has also termed unconstitutional the process of dividing boundaries as that’s the responsibility of the people. The court has proved with the people after members of parliament moved on in large numbers to support BBI.

Therefore going into the future the president and Raila Odinga have been told by court that the report has collapsed and therefore something useless to the people as it has been spearheaded by the president. The report has been termed foreign and unlawful entity that lacks public participation

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33 Year Old Man Found Dead In His Car In Otonglo, Kisumu

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The body of Habel Oile, a 33 year old man was found inside his car at a petrol station around Otonglo area on the Kisumu Kisian road on Wednesday.

Reports say Habel Oile had parked at the petrol station and night guards noticed he had not alighted from the car for a long period.

County police commander Samuel Anampiu said one of the guards walked to the car and when he peeped inside, he saw a man in sleeping position on the front seat.

He alerted the police who arrived moments later and broke into the car, only to discover that the man was dead.

Anampiu said officers found a 25mm bottle of insecticide which they believe the suspect ingested leading to his death. The body has been moved to Kisumu county hospital mortuary

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