Justin Muturi

DATE OF BIRTH


April 28, 1956

GENDER


Male

OCCUPATION


Politician, Lawyer

FAMILY


Has children.

BIOGRAPHY


Education background: After completing primary schooling, he joined Kangaru Boys High School and later University of Nairobi in 1978 to study law. He graduated with a Law degree in 1981. He then went to Kenya School of Law for a Post Graduate diploma in Law and was admitted as an advocate of the High court of Kenya in 1982.

Early career: After law school, Muturi served as a principal magistrate between 1982 and 1997 before retiring from judicial service to enter politics. Towards the end of his legal career, he had been accused of soliciting a Sh1 million bribe during his tenure as magistrate. He faced the allegations in court and was later acquitted, but never returned to the Judiciary. He has always refuted the claims, adding that it was a scheme to fix him.

Political career: He was first elected to parliament in 1999 as MP for Siakago in a by-election following the death of then MP Silas Ita. He was re-elected in 2002 and served as opposition chief whip and chair of the Public Investment Committee in the 10th Parliament.

Mr Muturi was defeated for the Siakago Constituency MP seat by Lenny Kivuti in the 2007 general elections. Five years later, in 2013, he was elected Speaker of National Assembly after his attempt to recapture the seat, now renamed Mbeere North, failed in that year’s general elections.

During his time in politics, Muturi has served as a member of the Parliamentary Select Committee on the constitutional review from 1999 to 2004, and Kanu National Organising Secretary. In April 2011, he was appointed the chairman of the Centre for Multiparty Democracy (CMD), a civil society group that deals with democracy issues in multi-party politics.

Muturi is the seventh Speaker of the National Assembly of Kenya. He is the first Speaker to serve following the re-establishment of a bicameral Parliament.

Latest articles on Justin Muturi:

  1. State defends convenience fee charged on eCitizen

    AG told the High Court in Malindi that gazettement was lawful and constitutional.

    Muturi
  2. Court refuses to extend life of 1,000 laws creating 200 State agencies

    MPs wanted to extend the lifespan of Statutory Instruments Act, 2013.

    KNH
  3. AG Muturi defends Ruto's envoy appointments

    Muturi argues that the appointments by President Ruto were in line with the law.

    Justin Muturi
  4. PREMIUM AG Justin Muturi under siege

    Kenya's chief legal adviser to the government is not sitting pretty. We reveal the many battles he is fighting.

    Justin Muturi
  5. AG Muturi's position on Marriage Act misleading

    Marriage is a deliberate decision by individuals to enter into a relationship, not an emanation.

  6. Finance Act: Treasury CS bid to lift freeze order flops

    High Court judge Mugure Thande stopped the Treasury from implementing the Act on June 30, 2023.

    Njuguna Ndungu
  7. AG Justin Muturi appeals freeze order on Finance Act

    AG says the High Court directive freezing the new law is affecting government operations.

    Ag Justin Muturi
  8. ‘Strangers in Cabinet’ case to be heard in September

    High Court directs AG Justin Muturi to file his response within two weeks.

    Cleophas Malala (top left) and advisers David Ndii (bottom right), Monica Juma (top right)and Harriette Chiggai
  9. Puzzle of State agency operating 8 years without a board

    The Victims Board was incorporated in 2014 but board is yet to be constituted.

    Attorney General Justin Muturi
  10. Why the State has failed to rein in rogue churches

    AG tells senators law governing religious institutions is outdated.

    Attorney-General Justin Muturi when he appeared before the Senate Committee on the Shakahola deaths
  11. MPs reject bid to extend life of 1,764 government regulations

    The move ‘invalidates’ about 400 laws that depend on the regulations for operationalisation.

    AG Justin Muturi
  12. Kingi, Muturi want Omtatah case on IEBC recruitment thrown out

    AG Justin Muturi says the petition is incompetent and an abuse of the court process.

    AG justin muturi
  13. Politicians to lose bargaining power in UDA’s one party plan

    UDA’s new secretary-general Cleophas Malala revealed plans to have Kenya Kwanza affiliates fold.

    Moses Wetang'ula
  14. Glimmer of hope for Sonko at East African court

    Kenya’s Attorney-General Justin Muturi is listed as a respondent in the case.

    Mombasa gubernatorial aspirant Mike Mbuvi Sonko
  15. Court of Appeal judges to increase to 70 in new plan

    The proposal is part of the reforms that President William Ruto promised to initiate in the Judiciary.

    President William Ruto with the newly sworn-in Court of Appeal Judges.
  16. Muturi loses first round in CAS suit

    The Labour Court dismissed the objection to the suit allowing for the matter to proceed.

    Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi
  17. Linturi: How Uhuru forced me to drop Waiguru motion

    Linturi said he signed the letter to withdraw the motion in the presence of the President.

    Anne Waiguru Uhuru Kenyatta
  18. Muturi riches grow from Sh300m to Sh700m in under a year

    In November 2021 when launching his presidential bid, Muturi said he was worth Sh300m.

    Former Speaker Justin Muturi
  19. Justin Muturi: My net worth is Sh700 million

    Ruto nominated Muturi to the office of the Attorney General.

    Former Speaker Justin Muturi
  20. Watch: MPs grill Justin Muturi for AG job

    President Ruto nominated Mr Muturi to the office of the Attorney General.