Justice Martha Koome has taken an oath as the country’s new Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court of Kenya in a ceremony witnessed by President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi.
Justice Koome becomes the 15th Chief Justice and the first female to ascend to the highest judicial office in Kenya’s history.
Justice William Okello Ouko was also sworn in as a Judge of the Supreme Court at the same ceremony that was conducted by Attorney General Paul Kihara while Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Anne Atieno Amadi administered the Oaths of Office.
Justice Koome is succeeding David Maraga who retired in January.
Justice William Okello Ouko has replaced retired judge Jackton Ojwang.