Published On: Wed, Apr 28th, 2021

Martha Koome nominated for the position of Chief Justice – Kenya

Court of Appeal judge Martha Koome was on Tuesday nominated for the position of Chief Justice amid claims from top lawyer Fred Ngatia that he was rigged out in a selection where scores by individual candidates were not made public.

Ms Koome beat off competition from nine other candidates, including judges, prominent lawyers in private practice and law scholars, to be picked by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) to become Kenya’s first female Chief Justice.

The JSC has forwarded her name to President Uhuru Kenyatta for appointment and insisted it will not reveal the scores for each candidate.

“Our duty was to select the best candidate and that’s what we have done,” Prof Olive Mugenda, who chaired the interviews, said on why the individual scores will not be made public.

The other candidates were Justice Said Juma Chitembwe, Prof Patricia Mbote, Justice Njagi Marete, Mr Philip Murgor, Justice Nduma Nderi, Justice William Ouko, Prof Moni Wekesa and Ms Alice Yano.

Mr Ngatia, who had been tipped as one of the frontrunners, disputed Justice Koome’s nomination, saying that the JSC manipulated his scores.

Source: Business Daily

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