Chief Justice David Maraga has retired and handed over to Acting Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu after completing his four-year term in office.
Maraga assured the nation that he was leaving behind a strong Judiciary with dedicated and professional judges. He urged citizens to support judges and magistrates while at the same time urging the judiciary to do the right thing for the people of Kenya.
“I want to urge my colleagues in the Judiciary not to waver and do the wrong thing and the country descends in chaos. Do the right thing, God and the people of Kenya will defend you,” said the retired CJ.
The retired Chief Justice will be remembered for the historic nullification of the 2017 presidential elections results and also his letter to President Uhuru Kenyatta to dissolve parliament following failure to achieve the 2/3 gender rule.
He retired a day before his 70th birthday on 12th January, 2021, after serving for 18 years in the judiciary.