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10 things you didn't know about CJ David Maraga

Maraga is currently leading the seven bench judge determining NASAs presidential election.

NASA leader Honorable Raila Odinga had filed the petition claiming that the presidential election was rigged.

The petition was heard by a seven judge bench led by Chief Justice David Kenani Maraga.

Here are some facts you did not know about Maraga.



He was born on January 12, 1951 in Bonyamatuta in Nyamira County.


He earned his Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) from Sironga District Education Board (DEB) at Bogichora in Nyamira County (1961 to 1967)

He started his O level studies at Maranda High School in Siaya County in 1968 before joining Kisii High School after for his A levels – The East African Advanced Certificate.


After completing his high school education, he joined the Kenya School of Law to pursue a Diploma in Law.

He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Nairobi in 1974 and later his Master’s degree from the same University.


He is married with three children.



He is a staunch Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) and has, since his vetting for Chief Justice last year, made it very clear that he cannot compromise going to church to hear a case in court.

He is also an elder at the Seventh Day Adventist Church.


Justice Maraga was appointed to the High Court in 2003 by former President Mwai Kibaki. He later joined the Court of Appeal in 2012.

He is the 14th Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya having succeeded former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga in 2016.


Maraga will only serve for one term as the Chief Justice age limit is 70 years old.

Justice Maraga led the tribunal that called for the removal of Judge Joseph Mutava who was accused of demanding 2.5 million shillings in exchange for a favorable judgment in a land case in Karen


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