Months after replacing the outgoing Chief Justice David Kenani Maraga, Lady Justice Martha Koome has unveiled a new platform to engage with Kenyans in the Couse of dispensing her sworn duties and service delivery to wananchi.
This is after the CJ rolled out a new initiative dubbed Justice Thursdays where her office will be dedicating every Thursday of the week to public engagements on matters justice.
Taking online with a special message on her social media page, lady justice Koome noted that effective today her office will be using every Thursday of the week to empower and educate Kenyans on matters of justice.
She expounded that Justice Thursdays will feature the President Of the Supreme Court making court visitations, and engaging Kenyans on social media, media interviews among other things.
This is going to be one of a kind, since no any other preceding chief justices has ever taken the initiative of engaging the public for the benefit of Kenyans.
“The Office of the Chief Justice introduces Justice Thursdays; a day dedicated to public engagements. Justice Thursday will feature media interviews, court visits, NCAJ outreach programmes, social media discussions touching on various aspects of Justice, mentorship programmes and other direct public engagements with the Honorable Chief Justice,” a statement posted on her Twitter handle read in part.
As a way of rolling it out, the CJ Koome has lined up series of interviews on Thursday and Friday to kick start it.
While reacting to the new initiative, Senior Counsel Ahmednasir Abdullahi lauded the CJ stating that Justice Thursdays is a “great idea”.
CJ Martha Koome’s new initiative takes after the Engage the IG series conducted by the Inspector General of Police, where he directly engages Kenyans every Monday on Twitter on matters on law enforcement and crime in the country.
The move has since let Kenyans feel as part of the police system with a number giving their ideas on how best to avert crimes in the Country, with great results realized in the end.
The Inspector General of police has also been kept abreast with a number of things done by his boys on the ground, that have always escaped his attention.