The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) made history yesterday by nominating Justice Martha Koome as the next Chief Justice of the country.
This comes after a grueling process that saw 10 shortlisted candidates throw their hats in the ring for the prestigious position.
The interviews that ran for two weeks saw the most brilliant minds in the justice system and legal giants battle it out, flexing their wits and knowledge.
The nine contestants she faced off against are: Said Chitembwe, Prof Patricia Mbote, Justice Marete Njagi, Philip Murgor, Justice Nduma Nderi, Fred Ngatia, Justice William Ouko, Dr Wekesa Moni and Alice Yano.
If appointed, Justice Koome will become the first female president of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kenya. Another win for the girl child!
“Our duty was to select the best candidate and that’s what we have done,” Prof Olive Mugenda, who chaired the selection interviews, said on why the JSC will not release the scores for each candidate.
Her name will be forwarded to President Uhuru Kenyatta for transmission to the National Assembly for vetting.