Martha Karambu Koome popularly known as Martha Koome was born in 1960 in Kithiu village, Meru county. She is 61 years old. She was born in a family of two wives and 18 children. Details about her parents are not known.
Spouse and children.
Martha Koome got married while still young. She is married to Koome Kiragu. Together, they have been blessed with three children.
Details about where she attended primary school are not available. She completed her secondary school education at Mugoiri Girls High School where she passed. After there, she joined University of Nairobi to pursue a bachelor’s degree in law. She graduated in 1986. She then joined Kenya School of Law in 1987 where she graduated with a postgraduate diploma in law. She was admitted to the bar the same year. In 2010 she graduated with a master’s degree in law from the University of London in UK. She majored in Public International Law.
Martha Koome is a lawyer and judge by profession. She started practising law in 1987 when she was admitted to the bar. In 1993 she established Martha Koome & Co Advocates where she served as the Managing Director until 2003. From 1993 to 1996 she was a council member in the Law Society of Kenya (LSK).
In 2003 she was appointed as a High Court judge by former president Mwai Kibaki. In 2011 she joined the Court of Appeal where she has worked until her appointment as Chief Justice in April 2021.
She was recently appointed as the 15th Chief Justice of Kenya after defeating other 9 candidates in the contest. Her name was forwarded to the National Assembly by President Uhuru. If she is approved, she will become the first female Chief Justice in the history of Kenya.
Martha Koome has an estimated net worth of Kshs 140 million.
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