CJ Koome named 2023 joint-African Female Leader

Chief Justice Martha Koome[Edward Kiplimo, Standard]

Chief Justice Martha Koome has emerged as a joint-winner in the African Female Leader category of the African Leadership Magazine (ALM) Persons of the Year 2023 Awards.

The board and management of the African Leadership Organisation (UK) Limited, publishers of ALM, named CJ Koome joint winner following a two-step selection process.

The results were derived from an online poll that attracted vote entries from across the globe.

The board noted; “Chief Justice Koome’s victory is a testament to your trailblazing leadership as the first female Chief Justice of Kenya, as well as your accomplishments in the Judiciary, especially in improving access to justice, promoting gender equality within the legal system and advancing judicial reforms to strengthen the rule of law in Kenya.”

The board further reaffirmed Koome’s commitment to promoting African dignity and helping to change the negative narratives about the continent.

Koome will be formally decorated with the instruments of honor during the flagship annual 12th African Persons of the Year Awards Ceremony scheduled for February 22-23, 2024 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The Awards are annually reserved for leading Africans contributing significantly to the continent’s progress, while inspiring a generation of African achievers, positively altering the continent’s perceived negative image. 

The event has also become a platform for honoring outstanding African leaders who are pursuing a pan-African agenda and contributing to Africa’s development in their fields of endeavor.

Past winners of the Awards include Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General, World Health Organisation (2020), Lazarus Chakwera, President of Malawi (2021) among others.