CJ Koome risks walking into Ruto polls trap

Martha Koome

Chief Justice Martha Koome who is also the President of the Supreme Court of Kenya.

Photo credit: Jeff Angote | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • With the courts clogged with such a large volume of petitions, any responsible CJ would want to be actively involved in finding solutions upstream.
  • Unfortunately, Chief Justice Martha Koome’s role in the elections preparation technical committee is no longer tenable.

Chief Justice Martha Koome’s engagement with other actors in the 2022 election preparations is certainly well-intentioned. The CJ has previously expressed her concerns publicly about the apparent sloppiness in the preparations for the polls that ended up swamping the courts with hundreds of election petitions, adding to the case backlog.

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