Maraga: Chief Justice who supported gender equality

Retired Chief Justice David Maraga as he left the Supreme Court of Kenya on January 11, 2021. Phot | Evans Habil

What you need to know:

  • In September last year, Mr Maraga advised President Uhuru Kenyatta to dissolve the 12th Parliament over failure to implement the two-thirds gender rule.
  • Women's rights organisations have described him as a friend to the women’s movement and empowerment cause in Kenya.
  • The organisations say they hope his legacy will live on in the Judiciary as his colleagues emulate his boldness and passion. 

David Kenani Maraga, the Chief Justice who just retired from the Judiciary last week has been described by women rights organisations as a friend to the women’s movement and empowerment cause in Kenya.

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