Maraga's Brother Asks Govt to Give Former CJ Job

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  • Days into David Maraga’s retirement as the country’s Chief Justice, his brother James Maraga now says the government should consider the seasoned judge for another appointment.

    “If an opportunity arises, the government can consider him and appoint him in a different docket,” he stated during an interview on Wednesday, January 13.

    Maraga’s family members said they were proud of the former CJ for exhibiting diligence and integrity in his work despite the challenges he experienced at the helm of the Judicial arm of the government.

    Ex-CJ David Maraga's brother James Maraga
    Ex-CJ David Maraga’s brother James Maraga speaking during an interview
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    During his final days in office, CJ Maraga disclosed his retirmeent plans noting that he would leave Nairobi to retire in Nakuru, a town he described as having a special place in his heart. 

    “I plan to retire here in Nakuru where I practiced law for 25 years before I became a judge,” he explained on Friday, December 4. 

    Retired Chief Justice David Maraga with his wife at the celebratory luncheon with governors on January 13, 2021
    Retired Chief Justice David Maraga with his wife at the celebratory luncheon with governors on January 13, 2021
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    Maraga has, however, said that he is looking forward to a quiet retirement.

    His predecessor, ex-CJ Willy Mutunga has bagged both local and international appointments since leaving the Judiciary. 

    In June 2016, the Commonwealth Secretary-General Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland appointed Mutunga as the Special Envoy to Maldives to help in Constitutional and Political transition.

    “The overarching mandate is to support a sustainable political dialogue process leading to a stronger climate of pluralism and inclusive elections in 2018, and to encourage the strengthening of democratic institutions and culture in Maldives,” he noted at the time.

    Two years later, Mutunga was unveiled as a tax ambassador for the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).

    As an ambassador, Mutunga was be expected to advocate for proper management of public funds and payment of tax as a patriotic duty.

    In May 2019, Mutunga was appointed to an Adhoc Board Committee by the Capital Markets Authority to determine the allegations contained in a case of insider trading.

    Former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga addresses students during a public lecture on January 29, 2020, at the KEnya Methodist University.
    Former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga addresses students during a public lecture on January 29, 2020, at the Kenya Methodist University.
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