David Maraga 7 best photos of Kenya's Chief Justice as he celebrates his 67th birthday

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Maraga made history as the first East African judge to nullify a presidential election

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Kenya's Chief Justice David Maraga marked his 67th birthday on Friday.

Maraga was perhaps an unknown figure to many Kenyans even after his swearing in as the 14th Chief Justice of Kenya and the President of the Supreme Court about an year ago.

The father of three has risen steadily from an advocate to occupying the highest position in the Judiciary.

Maraga holds a Masters of Law Degree (LLM) from the University of Nairobi and a bachelor of Law degree from the same University.

He was appointed to the High Court of Kenya in 2003 by retired President Mai Kibaki before serving as the Presiding Judge of the Court of Appeal in Kisumu as from 2012 until his appointed as the Chief Justice.

Justice Maraga has been termed by many as a person of integrity, which they attribute to his being a devout Seventh-day Adventist. He told an interview panel that if appointed Chief Justice, he would never preside over a case on a Saturday, a day of rest and worship for members of the Adventist faith.

Many Kenyans heaped praise on him particularly during last year's poll after he became the first East African Chief Justice to nullify a Presidential election.

And as he turns 67, we look at some of the best photos from the man seen as the most revered judge in the country:

David Maraga is sworn in as the 14th Chief Justice of Kenya and the President of the Supreme Court on October 16,2016

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Maraga speaks with President Uhuru Kenyatta after the swearing in of High Court judges at State House, Nairobi, on December 19, 2016.

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Justice Maraga presides over the historic ruling thjat invalidated the August 8 presidential election on September 1,2017

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The 67 year old is known to live a quiet lifestyle with very little about him on the limelight

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Maraga is a staunch Seventh Day Adventist and is seen here with his wife Yucabeth Nyaboke attending a church service

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Maraga's wife is known to maintain a low profile but is often seen besides him in the very few occasions when they are in the public glare.

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The Chief Justice shakes hands with President Uhuru Kenyatta after overseeing his swearing in at the Kasarani Stadium on November 24, 2017.

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