Justice Martha Koome swearing in photo
Justice Martha Koome swearing in at Statehouse. FILE

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday presided over the swearing in ceremony of the new Chief Justice Martha Koome.

Justice Koome took her oath of office at State House, Nairobi.

The oath was administered by Judiciary Chief Registrar Anne Amadi.

Court of Appeal president William Ouko also took his oath to serve as the judge of the Supreme Court.

The ceremony took under 10 minutes.

"It's a singular honour to be the first president to swear in the first female Chief Justice of Kenya," Uhuru said.

" Do justice, we will have no problem with you, " the president added.

Following the appointment, Justice Koome, the new country’s Chief Justice making her the first woman to head an arm of Government.

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