JUSTICE DAVID MARAGA BIOGRAPHY/LIFE HISTORY
Justice David maraga was born on January 12, 1951 in Bonyamatuta, Nyamira County and schooled in Sironga District Education Boards (DEB) Primary School located at Bogichora in Nyamira County from 1961 to 1967 where he was awarded Certificate of Primary Education (CPE).
In 1968, he proceeded for his O-level education, the East African School Certificate at Maranda High School in Siaya County. Thereafter in 1972, he joined Kisii High School for the East African Advanced Certificate, A level at Kisii High School.
After graduation, David maraga joined the Kenya School of Law and pursued a Diploma in Legal Practice ushering him into the skills and knowledge of law. In 1974, Maraga was a law student at the University of Nairobi and he was awarded a bachelor’s degree. Later, he obtained his Masters of Laws from the same University.
CHIEF JUSTICE DAVID MARAGA CAREER
Justice Maraga joined the bench as a High Court Judge in October 2003 having been appointed by retired President Mwai Kibaki. He was elevated to the Court of Appeal in 2012 following an interview process by the Judicial Service Commission.
Since he was appointed to a judicial office before the 2010 Constitution of Kenya came into force, Justice David Maraga went through the mandatory vetting by the Judges & Magistrates Vetting Board in 2012. The Vetting Board unanimously declared him fit to continue serving in office, though his vetting took a dramatic twist when he demanded a Bible and swore before the vetting panel that he had never taken a bribe in his judicial career and would never take bribes in future.
A year after joining the Court of Appeal, he vied for the position of President of the Court of Appeal, losing by a solitary vote to the current President, Justice Kihara Kariuki.
Justice Maraga was appointed by retired Chief Justice Willy Mutunga in May 2012 to chair the Kenya Judiciary Working Committee on Election Preparations (JWCEP) which was constituted in 2012 to ensure the Judiciary was fully prepared to deal in a timely manner, with any disputes that would arise from the March 2013 General Election.
As a result of the Committee’s work, the Judiciary is in position to deal with all election petitions within the strict statutory timelines. The Committee was thus reconstituted as the standing Judiciary Committee on Elections (JCE) in 2015, still under the Chairmanship of Justice Maraga.
In 2013, the President of Kenya named Justice David Maraga as the Chair of a Tribunal which was constituted to investigate the conduct of High Court Judge Joseph Mutava after complaints emerged that the Judge had been compromised to deliver a judgment which cushioned Goldenberg suspect Kamlesh Pattni from prosecution over his involvement in the Goldenberg scandal
Before being appointed as the Chief Justice, David Maraga served as the Presiding Judge of the Court of Appeal in Kisumu. Prior to his appointment to the High Court of Kenya in 2003, he worked as lawyer in private practice for over 25 years.
DAVID MARAGA AGE
Justice David Maraga is 64 years old as of 2016
he is married with kids. She is married to yucabeth Nyaboke
DAVID MARAGA RELIGION
Being a staunch Seventh Day Adventist has categorical he has said he cannot work on Saturday in line with his Sabbath day Adventist faith. He said he cannot compromise church for work.
DAVID MARAGA WEALTH
He earns up to ksh 1million basic salary excluding hefty allowances
DAVID MARAGA CONTACTS
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