Inspector-General of Police Japhet Koome has clarified that he has no blood relations with Chief Justice Martha Koome.
Speaking shorty after his swearing-in at the Supreme Court in Nairobi after the ceremony presided over by the Judiciary boss, he said he had seen speculation online that Martha is his wife.
“I have seen some people claiming that I am related to Chief Justice Martha Koome.
“Some have said that Martha is my wife. Nothing can be further from the truth,” he said.
The police boss noted that they share the name because they come from the same Meru ethnic group and Martha is married to a Koome.
“I have no blood relations with the CJ. It’s just that she is married to a Koome, and my last name is Koome,” he clarified.
He lauded Martha for her brilliance in the judicial service.
“I do admire Madam Koome because she is a great leader who has served this country diligently,” he said.