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Meet Chief Justice Martha Koome’s husband and children

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By Patrick Vidija | May 21st 2021

The Koomes: Daughter Kagwira Koome,  Chief Justice Martha Koome, her husband Koome Kiragu and daughter Nkirote Koome at the Supreme court building on Friday, May 21, 2021.[Collins Kweyu, Standard]

Justice Martha Koome was on Friday sworn-in as the Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya at State House, Nairobi.

Koome was sworn in at a ceremony witnessed by President Uhuru Kenyatta, Attorney General Paul Kihara, Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu and the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Anne Amadi.

Daughter Kagwira Koome, Chief Justice Martha Koome, her husband Koome Kiragu and daughter Nkirote Koome at the Supreme court building on Friday, May 21, 2021.[Collins Kweyu, Standard]

The 61-year-old career judge becomes the country’s first female Chief Justice and head of the Judiciary. She replaces David Maraga, who retired early this year.

The fifteenth Chief Justice dazzled in a red robe, reintroduced by Maraga in 2016 following the departure of Willy Mutunga who favoured green robes during his tenure as the CJ.

Chief Justice Martha Koome's children Nkirote Koome, Kelvin Koome and Kagwira Koome at the Supreme court building on Friday, May 21, 2021, when she was received at the court after her swearing-in at Statehouse.[Collins Kweyu, Standard]

On her side was her husband Koome Kiragu and three children, son Kelvin Koome and daughters; Kagwira Koome and Nkirote Koome.

Kelvin looked dapper in a statement-making black ensemble while Kagwira stunned in a show-stopping midi dress. Nkirote brought a refreshing look to African prints with subtle accessories and chic afro.

Chief Justice Martha Koome's children Kagwira Koome, Nkirote Koome and Kelvin Koome at the Supreme court building on Friday, May 21, 2021, when she was received at the court after her swearing-in at Statehouse.[Collins Kweyu, Standard]

Koome's husband, Kiragu, serves as the chairperson of the Habitat for Humanity-Kenya.

He leads various programs that help communities develop proper housing, water use, sanitation, energy access and land tenure.

Son Kelvin Koome, Daughter Kagwira Koome, Chief Justice Martha Koome, her husband Koome Kiragu and daughter Nkirote Koome at the Supreme court building on Friday, May 21, 2021, when she was received at the court after her swearing-in at Statehouse.[Collins Kweyu, Standard]

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