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Lady Justice Martha Karambu Koome

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Lady Justice Martha Karambu Koome, Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya and President of the Supreme Court of Kenya

Hon. Lady Justice Martha Karambu Koome was appointed the Chief Justice of Kenya in May 2021. Prior to her appointment, Judge Koome was a Judge of Appeal having been appointed in 2012. As a Court of Appeal Judge she served in Nairobi, Nyeri and Malindi.

Judge Koome has also Served as a High Court Judge (2003 – 2011) as indicated below:

[-] Head of Land and Environment Division of the High Court in Nairobi

[-] Resident Judge, High Court in Nakuru & Kitale

[-] High Court in Nairobi (Commercial Division & Family Division)

She was the Managing Partner at Martha Koome & Company Advocates (1993 -2003) and Legal Associate at Mathenge & Muchemi Advocates (1988 – 1992)The judge has an aggregate of 34 years of experience in the legal profession.

She holds the following academic and professional qualifications:

[-] Master of Laws from the University of London (2010)

[-]Bachelor of Laws from the University of Nairobi (1986)

[-]Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law (1987)

[-]Admitted to the Roll of Advocates in 1987

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