By Governor NGILU.
HISTORY MADE IN KENYA: I am elated to learn of the nomination of Lady Justice Martha Koome as the next Chief Justice, a first for our great nation. Lady Justice Martha Koome, a very hearty congratulation to you! I wish you all the best, Lady Justice as you take up this onerous task ahead of you.
A fortnight ago I stated that the time for a lady Chief Justice in our country was now. I am glad that prayer has been answered. This is a great bold step. Lady Justice Martha Koome has rightfully earned this elevation to this position.
President Uhuru Kenyatta, the ball is in your court, cheza kama wewe! You have shown greater faith in women leadership in this country. Move with speed and forward Lady Justice Martha Koome’s name to Parliament for vetting. I urge Parliament, when they receive Justice Koome’s name to expedite her approval, so that she can hit the ground running.
The continued recognition across the world that women can lead especially during these difficult times is an affirmation of the confidence the world has placed on the shoulders of women. Prime Minister Jacinda Arden of New Zealand, United States Vice President Kamala Harris, New President of Kosovo Vjosa Osmani and closer home H.E Samia Suluhu President of Tanzania are just examples of the New Women Order that could transform the world.
Indeed, these are exciting times to be a woman in Kenya! Lauds
Charity Kaluki Ngilu