CJ Koome Honours Star KCPE Candidate in a Special Way

  • CJ Martha Koome hugs Lucy Njoki during a surprise visit at the Loreto High School, Limuru on Sunday, May 22, 2022..jpg
    CJ Martha Koome hugs Lucy Njoki during a surprise visit at the Loreto High School, Limuru on Sunday, May 22, 2022.
    CJ Martha Koome
  • UPDATE: Sunday, May 22, 5.00 p.m: Chief Justice Martha Koome has offered to pay school fees for Lucy Njoki, a candidate who emerged top in Kiambaa constituency in the 2021 KCPE Exam.

    The CJ, who visited Njoki at Loreto High School in Limuru announced that she will pay her fees all the way to the university.

    "Emotional moment as I finally got to fulfil Lucy Njoki’s wish of meeting me. Njoki, who was the top performer in Kiambaa, has joined Loreto High School Limuru, and I’ve offered to pay her fees up to university level," Koome wrote.


    Chief Justice Martha Koome on Sunday, May 22, announced that she will honour a top Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) 2021, Lucy Njagwi Njoki by paying her a visit in school.

    In a statement, the President of the Supreme Court of Kenya revealed that she would make a surprise visit at Loreto High School Limuru to meet Njoki, who was the top performer in Kiambaa constituency.

    This is after the student disclosed that Lady Justice Martha Koome was her role model and she hoped to meet her.

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    Chief Justice Martha Koome being vetted for office in May 2021
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    "Visiting Loreto High School Limuru this afternoon to make Njoki's wish come true. See you there," Koome committed.

    Njoki sat her KCPE exam in March 2022 at Kiambu Hillcrest School and scored 404 marks. She also emerged as the best in Mathematics in Kiambu County and revealed that she would want to pursue a career in law.

    "In my future career, my role model is Chief Justice Koome. She has worked hard and risen to become the President of the Judiciary. That is something I admire," the teenager told Kiambu Magazine.

    The CJ's announcement was welcomed by a number of Kenyans who lauded the her for the show of humility. Some suggested that she should sponsor the student through high school.

    "You are truly who you are Madam and you will never change. I knew it wasn't in vain to have you as CJ. Thank you for your noble heart! You are indeed a role model! Blessings!" Chege wrote.

    "This is so kind of you Chief Justice. I met you with my friends when you were sitting in the Court of Appeal at Nakuru. What you and Justice Visram told us has kept us this far. We will be coming soon to testify. God bless you," Elizabeth Jepleting wrote.

    Justice Martha Koome made history in May 2021 after she was appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta as the first female head of the judiciary. Her story has been an inspiration to society, especially for women and young girls, not only in Kenya, but around the world.

    Outside the corridors of justice, she spends time mentoring both male and female students in the country. On March 4, she hosted form four candidates from Mugoiri Girls and Alliance Girls High Schools at her office.

    "I urged the students to remain focused as there are no shortcuts to hard work; they should pursue their dreams and continue the streak of breaking the ceiling. The boy child will not be left out and they will soon have their moment with the CJ," she wrote.

    Prior to her appointment to office, Koome had been a strong champion for the rights of children. Her efforts were acknowledged in 2020 when she was voted runner-up for the United Nations (UN) Person of the Year.

    Chief Justice Martha Koome addressing state actors during the NCAJ meeting in July 16, 2021.
    Chief Justice Martha Koome addressing state actors during the NCAJ meeting in July 16, 2021.
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