Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi has posed a question for thought to Kenyans after Lady Justice Martha Koome was nominated to the position of Chief Justice.
Maangi who has sent a congratulatory message questioned what will happen if the gender rule is to apply to the two highest positions in the Judiciary.
“Congratulations to Justice Martha Koome, JA, for your nomination to be the first Lady Chief Justice of Kenya,”
“The puzzle is, what happens to her Ladyship Justice Philomena Mwilu, the current Deputy CJ, if the gender rule is to apply to the two highest positions in the Judiciary?,” Questioned Maangi.
As it stands women have occupied the top Judiciary Positions. Philomena Mwilu is the current Deputy Chief Justice.
Koome writes History as the first-ever woman since independence to be nominated to the position of Chief Justice in Kenya by the JSC.
Women have since flooded on social media to defend the positions terming it as a new dawn to Kenya.
Justice Koome once served as the Chairperson of the National Council on the Administration of Justice special task force on children matters where she helped spearhead the review of the Children’s act.
However section of Kenyans have said the two top Kenyan presidency positions are occupied by men and by women occupying the Judiciary will not be a surprise.