Political scientist Mutahi Ngunyi has hailed the recommendation of High Court judge Martha Koome to the position of Chief Justice by the Judicial Service Commission.
Writing on Twitter, Ngunyi says this is the onset of a “woman’s revolution”, which “will stop the madness of men in this country.”
Koome will be Kenya’s first female CJ, succeeding David Maraga who retired early this year.
“July 2001, I wrote the FIDA strategic PLAN on WOMEN take OVER of Judiciary,” boasts Mutahi. “Today, Martha Koome and Njoki Ndungu, both FIDA leaders in 2001, are NOW tops in the Judiciary. These WOMEN are the Revolution. And only a woman’s REVOLUTION will stop the MADNESS of men in this COUNTRY.”
Ngunyi does not specify what he meant by “madness of men” though this is everyone’s guess.
The recommendation of Koome was hailed far and wide. NARC Kenya party leader Martha Karua described it as “momentous” and “of great significance to the country.”
“I take this opportunity to wholeheartedly congratulate Justice Martha Koome for her nomination by the JSC, and assure her of all my support in her onerous responsibilities,” said lawyer Philip Murgor who was also interviewed for the position.
The line-up of the Judiciary top echelons now looks likely to be dominated by women with Koome as CJ, Philomena Mwilu as Deputy CJ and Ann Amadi as Chief Registrar.