After joining PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA in swearing in of 34 of the 40 judges CJ Martha KOOME has made a statement where she tells PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA to obey the law.
It is a good statement. Without prejudice to CJ Emeritus David Maraga, and proves that her style is different from his.
At least we have 34 out of the 40, which is 85%. And as she points out, the remaining 6 can be appointed later.
Incidentally, the 6 can be removed by tribunal before ‘later’ arrives. Nothing prevents petitions from being filed now, i.e. so as to trigger the removal process.
Depending on our way of looking at things we may see positives here. Kenyans get more judges in all these courts. That means enhanced administration of justice.
And so in my mind at least, Kenya has come out ahead. Kenya wins.
Quite refreshing, her style. Chief Justice Martha Koome. Quite refreshing indeed.
Let us watch her more closely.