Jun 13, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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MPs approve CJ nominee Martha Koome

The House Committee on Justice and Justice (JLAC) approved Justice Koome for appointment following its review last week.

Approval was sent to President Uhuru Kenyatta for formal appointment.

Justice Koome becomes the third Supreme Judge in the country since the new Constitution came into force on August 27, 2010.

During her review by the Judiciary Committee of the National Assembly, the Court of Appeal The judge promised that Ensure timely provision of justice and good working relationships with other parts of the government.

“The Constitution guarantees and protects the independence of the judiciary. Nobody will threaten or determine how the courts will rule cases. We will not be subject to any person or authority, “Judge Koome told the committee.

The appellate judge has been a lawyer for 33 years and had an easy time with the committee chaired by Kangema MP Muturi Kigano. However, questions from Tom Kajwang (Ruaraka), Kamoti Mwamkale (Rabai) and Olago Aluoch (Kisumu Town West) forced her out of her comfort zone.

Mr Kajwang ‘had tried to know how she was going to protect the Justice ahead of the now popular but infamous “We’ll reconsider” remarks made by President Uhuru Kenyatta on September 1, 2017 after the Supreme Court annulled his election victory Statute. I am a judge who deals with society and Kenyans will feel safe with me, “said Justice Koome.

She proposed that the law of the National Council for the Administration of Justice be passed to ensure the interdependence between the other two arms by government in the same way that national and regional governments have the law on interstate relations.

She pledged to work with the Ethics and Corruption Commission and the Directorate for Criminal Justice To work together to investigate corruption in the judiciary.

“Nobody should pay to get justice. Many corruption cases are pending in court, ”said Justice Koome. Corruption cases should be heard and determined within six months, she added. It will also revive stalled projects and operationalize the Justice Fund.