Martha Koome’s optics risk eroding public confidence in the Judiciary

Martha Koome

Chief Justice Martha Koome during an interview at her office in Nairobi on September 9, 2021.

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What you need to know:

  • Justice Koome's enthusiasm in pursuit of the agenda to render the Judiciary vulnerable to Executive annexation is stunning.
  • The Chief Justice has also displayed particularly rapturous delight in the company of the autocratic potentates of the Interior Ministry. 

Chief Justice Martha Koome can be exasperatingly indeterminate. The salient intellectual and ideological components of her philosophy are fairly at large, notwithstanding long decades in the field. Similarly, her definitive commitments are, despite her high profile, shockingly unaccounted-for. Her ambivalence at signal junctures form a discernible pattern. 

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