May 7, 2021

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Martha Koome Biography, Age, Education, Career, Wealth, Husband and Children

Martha Koome Karambu, the newly appointed Chief Justice is a force to reckon with. If appointed, Martha will set history as the first ever female Chief Justice in Kenya.

Martha Koome


Martha Koome was born in 1960 in KIthiu village in Meru County

Martha Koome Education

For her secondary school education, Martha went to Mugoiri Girls High School. She got good grades which enabled her to join the University of Nairobi

Lady justice Koome holds an LL.B from the University of Nairobi. She obtained a pass while here. Martha then went to the University of London where she obtained a Masters in Public International Law.


The now appointed Lady Justice served as Puine judge for over 8 years and practiced law for 15 years. In January 2011, Martha Koome was appointed to become judge of the court of appeal. In September the same year, Martha Koome was elected as the Chairperson of the Kenya Magistartes and Judges Association. She has served for decades as judge of the High Court and Court of Appeal.

In her career, Koome has been well known as women rights defender and welfare of children. In 2020, she became the first runner up for the 2020 UN in Kenya Person of the Year.

Martha Koome Husband and Children

Far from work, Martha is a proud wife and mother to 3 beautiful children. However, Martha’s children are of the adult age. Martha Koome’s husband is called Koome Kiragu and the two knew each other from childhood.

Martha Koome husband and children

Koome Kiragu’s online profile shows he is an executive member working in a United States based habitat for Humanity.

The family is indeed very beautiful and blessed.


Martha’s wealth estimate is worth over Ksh.100,000,000. She is also known for her famous remarks during the CJ interviews. Martha’s answer was that in her opinion her husband is not entitled to any of her wealth once they get married.

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