Koome proof women can go to highest level

Martha Koome

The Chief Justice nominee, Justice Martha Koome, when she appeared before the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee on May 13, 2021 for vetting.

Photo credit: Jeff Angote | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • At the Women Deliver conference in Vancouver, Canada, in 2019, President Kenyatta gave a commitment to advance gender equality.
  • The Constitution champions the two-thirds gender rule under Article 27 and, in Article 10, accelerated equality, inclusiveness and non-discrimination.

The quest for gender parity in leadership positions in Kenya’s justice sector, from the police, lawyers, judges and magistrates, has suffered myriad barriers, but on Wednesday, a bright light shone at the end of the tunnel.


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