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David Maraga Biography, Age, Education, Career, Salary, Marriage, Children and More

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Honorable David Kenani Maraga is a Kenyan lawyer and jurist. He is currently serving as the 14th Chief Justice of The Kenyan Supreme Court and is also the president of the Supreme Court.

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Age

Maraga was born on 12th January 1951 in Bonyamatuta Village in Nyamira County.

Religion

He is a very strong believer of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church and he has sworn to never enter the courtroom on the Sabbath no matter the case.

Education

Justice David is a proud owner of a Bachelor’s Degree in law from the University of Nairobi where he graduated in 1977. In 2011, he also graduated with a masters in law from the same University. In 1978, he got a post graduate diploma from the Kenya school of law.

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Career

Before his career as a judge, Maraga was a private lawyer for two and half decades after which he was appointed by former president Mwai Kibaki as a High Court judge in October 2003. He later on moved to the Court of Appeal in 2012 after an interview by The Judicial Service Commission. Following his appointment to the judiciary before the new constitution, he was went through a vetting by the Judges and Magistrates Vetting board and was allowed to continue serving in the judiciary. During that time, he declared to have never and never will receive bribes in his career.

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A year after joining the Court of Appeal, he applied to be president of The Court of Appeal but lost to Justice Kihara Kariuki. Later in May 2012, he was appointed by the then Chief Justice, Willy Mutunga to ensure the judiciary was fully prepared to handle the court cases after the 2013 general elections. It was successful and he was still in charge of the Judiciary Committee until 2015. In 2013, he was appointed by the president as chair of Tribunal to investigate conduct of High Court judge Joseph Mutava who was suspected to have compromised a case. They completed the report in 2016, suggesting his removal from office.

Maraga then became the presiding judge of the court appeal in Kisumu before his appointment. He was officially announced as the new Chief Justice by President Uhuru Kenyatta in 19th October 2016. This is after the voluntary retirement of Willy Mutunga.

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David Maraga is expected to retire on 12th January 2021 having attained 70 years then. He together with other judges wrote history after they cancelled the August 2017 elections in which Uhuru Kenyatta was leading and competing against Raila Odinga.

Salary

David earns approximately Ksh. 1.3 Million per month.

Marriage

He is married to Yacabeth Nyaboke and they have three children.

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