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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Kindiki: Raila plotted Uhuru, Ruto ICC case

    The chaos followed the disputed 2007 elections.

  8. 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
  9. Embu's Moi Stadium is an eyesore, says Muturi

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

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

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

  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Kiraitu: Don't elect a 'government of thieves for thieves'

    Mr Murungi said there was a possibility that the 2022 elections might sink Kenya into bad leadership.

    Kiraitu Murungi
  14. Court saves Ruto-Muturi deal

    The complaint had been lodged by two DP members opposed to the coalition deal.

    DP WIlliam Ruto Speaker Justin Muturi
  15. National assembly adjourns indefinitely ahead of elections

    This was the sixth session of the 12th parliament that was inaugurated on August 31, 2017 following the 2017 general election.

    A sitting of the National Assembly.
  16. First Lady Margaret Kenyatta walks past DP Ruto and his wife Rachel

    Mrs Kenyatta is seen to make a subtle nod at national Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi, Rachel Ruto and Deputy President Ruto standing in rank, before she walks past them to heartily greet the...

  17. Politics take centre stage as Rabai MP William Kamoti is buried

    He was laid to rest on Monday at his Mwamruu village shortly after 4pm.

  18. Uhuru, Ruto avoid sitting together at prayer breakfast

    They have only shared a common dais a few times this election year only when necessary.

    Uhuru Ruto
  19. Why Bills may not expire with dissolution of House

    Restarting Bill is difficult, especially when its sponsor loses an election.

    A sitting of the National Assembly.
  20. I will protect you, Gachagua tells Uhuru

    Mr Gachagua says all court cases facing him and other Hustler Nation leaders as “fake and evil.”

    Richathi Gachagua

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