With its decision on the presidential election petition, the Judiciary, according to Chief Justice Martha Koome, established an excellent precedent for other institutions.
Koome claimed that due to the judiciary’s independence, Kenya had gained recognition throughout the world.
This is because of the obedient God we worship, not because of our strength, she remarked.
The first African head teacher of Meru Primary School in Mwiteria in North Imenti, Salome Gakii, was buried, and the Chief Justice addressed at the service.
According to Koome, the nation had also set an example in terms of respecting independent institutions.
Election petitions contesting the election of William Ruto as president were considered by the Supreme Court, which rendered a decision.
The court’s unanimous decision to uphold Ruto’s victory launched the oath-taking procedure.
Koome is the head of the supreme court, and Philomena Mwilu serves as her deputy. Justices Isaac Lenaola, William Ouko, Njoki Ndung’u, Smokin Wanjala, and Ibrahim Mohamed are the additional justices.
At the 11-year institution, David Maraga and Willie Mutunga served as Koome’s two immediate predecessors.
The court has heard four presidential election petitions during those eleven years: one in 2013, two in 2017, and the most recent one after the August 9 voting.
Leader of CORD Raila Odinga disputed the election results in 2013. He filed claims against the Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), William Ruto, the vice president-elect, and President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta. The petition was denied by the Supreme Court.
The apex court reversed Uhuru’s victory in 2017, allowing for a new election to be held.
Koome praised her aunt for supporting and mentoring her as she was growing up.
She was a “sister,” according to her, who went above and beyond to help and support her family in the town.
“I was raised believing that I was Salome’s child. She was the close friend of my mother “The CJ informed the attendees.
Former Interior PS Mutea Iringo, former Methodist Church of Kenya presiding bishop Lawi Imathiu, and several others also attended the burial.