Disrupting the order: Africa's female chief justices

What you need to know:

  • Five African countries have led the way in letting women hold the highest office in the Judiciary - Chief Justice.
  • Since independence, however, Kenya has never had a female in that capacity.

Kenya is in the process of recruiting a new Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court. Since independence, the country has never had a female in that capacity with the highest position being that of Deputy Chief Justice currently held by Lady Justice Philomena Mwilu.  

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