The new Kenyan Chief Justice David Maraga has been sworn in today at a function held at State House, Nairobi.
At the ceremony presided over by President Uhuru Kenyatta, the 66-year old Justice Maraga said he would strive to eliminate corruption and case backlog that has dogged the judiciary.
A former appellate judge, Justice Maraga succeeds Justice Willy Munyoki Mutunga, who became CJ in 2011.
Justice Maraga was nominated by the Judicial Service Commission and vetted by Justice and Legal Affairs Committee of Parliament before being approved.
Justice Maraga becomes the 14th Chief Justice of Kenya since the East African country attained Independence in 1963. Other before him are as listed below.
|1||Sir John Ainley||1963||1968|
|–||Arthur Denis Farrell||1968||1968||–|
|3||Sir James Wicks||1971||1982||Kenyatta|
|4||Sir Alfred Simpson||1982||1985||Moi|
|9||Abdul Majid Cockar||1994||1997||Moi|