President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent the name of Court of Appeal judge Lady Justice Martha Koome to the National Assembly for screening to the situation of Chief Justice.
Koome, whenever endorsed, will formally assume control over the authority of the Judiciary by May 25 this year.
While perusing the message of the President to the National Assembly, Speaker Justin Muturi said it was central for the House to focus on confirming of the candidate thinking about the significance of the Judiciary as an arm of government.
In the midst of cheers from the House, the Speaker read out the message that was joined by Koome’s resume among other essential records that will empower the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee to vet her and table their report in Parliament for banter.
“The law expects us to require 28 days to vet this chosen one, thus the advisory group should table their report at the latest May 25, yet thinking about the significance of Judiciary, the board of trustees ought to focus on the checking,” said Speaker Muturi.
The panel, driven by Muturi Kigano, is relied upon to put out a notification advising Kenyans regarding the screening to take into account any memoranda possibly in support of Koome to be postponed.
Koome will be expected to appear before the committee for vetting, thereafter the committee will table a report to the House for debate.
She floored 9 other candidates to emerge the most preferred in the interviews, and if approved she will be the first female Chief Justice and President of Supreme court.