Supreme Court members unpacked
The highest court in the land nullified the August 8 presidential election and called for fresh polls in 60 days.
CHIEF JUSTICE DAVID MARAGA
Humble in demeanour, principled, a man of impeccable integrity, respectful and God-fearing is what many describe him as.
Justice Maraga, who is an Adventist and unapologetically puts God first in every situation, is also known for having zero tolerance for laziness.
Upon his appointment, he toured several courts and when he found the staff had not reported to work on time, he took an issue with that.
He gave directives that judges and magistrates should not keep litigants waiting but conduct their court session on time.
He dared to tell the Judicial Service Commission his Sabbath Day set aside for worship of God comes before his job. During interview for the CJ job he said he will not sit on Saturdays but will ensure justice is not delayed even if it meant sitting at night.
Prior to his appointment he was the presiding judge of the Court of Appeal at Kisumu. He previously served as a Judge of the Court of Appeal, Presiding Judge of the Family Division of the High Court of Kenya at Nairobi and Resident Judge at the High Court of Kenya at Nakuru.
Before joining the Judiciary, he was a lawyer for 25 years specialising in conveyancing, civil and criminal litigation. Maraga holds a Master of Laws Degree from the University of Nairobi; a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the same University and a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Kenya School of Law.