Judge David Maraga has been named as the new Chief Justice of Kenya.
Maraga, 65, will assume control from Willy Mutunga, who resigned in June 2016 if affirmed by President Uhuru Kenyatta and the National Assembly.
Maraga 66 was named the top hopeful in the wake of beating a rundown of 13 competitors who connected to be the Main Equity, hopefuls included Incomparable Court judges Jackton Boma Ojwang’ and Smokin Wanjala, straightforward law researcher Makau Mutua among others. Judges resign at 70 meaning he will serve for a long time
The following is the rundown of Kenya’s Main Judges since Kenya’s independence:- Independent Kenya Chief Justices and Period served:-
Sir John Ainsley 1963- 1968
Arthur Dennis Farrel 1968
Kitili Mwendwa 1968 -1971
Sir James Wicks 1971 – 1982
Sir Alfred Henry Simpson 1982 – 1985
Chunilal Bhagwandas Madan 1985 – 1986
He was appointed to the High Court of Kenya in October 2003 and to the Court of Appeal in 2011.
Mr. Maraga is a holder of an LL.B as well as LL.M from the University of Nairobi (UoN). He as well is the boss of the Judiciary Committee on Elections, his job being to oversee election petition hearings that may arise after the 2017 elections within the prescribed period in the constitution.
He successfully underwent the vetting board fending off accusations of tribalism and bribery accusations and was unanimously endorsed to continue to serve in 2012. He is a true SDA Fellowship member as well. He shined and did well during the vetting proceedings that even to some point, mentioned God’s name loudly and went on to swear that he has never in his life, involved himself in any corruption cases.