Justin Muturi


April 28, 1956




Politician, Lawyer


Has children.


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. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Justin Muturi: My net worth is Sh700 million

    Ruto nominated Muturi to the office of the Attorney General.

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

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

  7. Bigwigs to quit party posts to take state jobs

    The law bars State officers from holding office in political parties.

  8. Prof Kindiki makes history as first CS from Tharaka Nithi County

    Prof Kindiki was running for governorship in Tharaka Nithi County until February.

    Prof Kithure Kindiki
  9. Will it be Kalonzo vs Wetang’ula for Speaker?

    Azimio coalition has so far placed Mr Musyoka as their best bet as part of its scheming that is going on in Parliament.

    Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetang'ula
  10. Drama as Wairagu makes surprise entry into Kenya Kwanza  

    Dr Ruto was visiting Murang'a county, targeting the area’s 620,129 registered voters.

    Joseph Wairagu
  11. Kenya Kwanza siblings clash at Rigathi's Narok rally

    All hell broke loose when Mr Gachagua handed the microphone to Mr Torome, the majority leader in the Narok County Assembly.

  12. Central Kenya elders differ over Raila, Ruto support 

    Mr Kiago and Mr Gaithuma said the Kikuyu community were solidly behind Mr Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua.

  13. MPs’ sitting call-off spells doom for UK military deal

    Sitting was called off by Speaker Justin Muturi on Tuesday, citing failure by the Government Printer to publish the notice.

    A British soldier in Samburu
  14. MPs’ planned special sitting cancelled

    Standing Orders stipulates that there has to be a gazette notice, clearly stating the agenda and time of the sitting.

    National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi
  15. Kindiki: Raila plotted Uhuru, Ruto ICC case

    The chaos followed the disputed 2007 elections.

  16. Speaker Muturi: Why I abandoned Uhuru

    Muturi told a campaign rally in Laikipia that his conscience would not allow him to back Odinga.

    National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi
  17. Embu's Moi Stadium is an eyesore, says Muturi

    Muturi has criticised the Embu County Government for failure to maintain Moi Stadium.

    Moi Stadium
  18. Kenya Kwanza leaders woo voters in West Pokot

    Senator Murkomen noted that conflicts among pastoralist communities had hampered development.

  19. Muturi: My failed attempt to use Cardinal Njue to reconcile Uhuru, Ruto

    President Uhuru Kenyatta’s key ally-turned-foe National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi Wednesday demanded that the Head of State tells Kenyans the reasons he fell out with his deputy William...

    Uhuru and Ruto
  20. Muturi to Kabogo, Moses Kuria: Stop rocking our alliance

    Mr Muturi criticized Mr Kabogo and Mr Kuria saying they were being insincere by complaining.

    National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi


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