Former Chief Justice Mutunga lands new job

Former Chief Justice Mutunga lands new job

By Peter Ochieng 

Former Chief Justice (CJ) Willy Munyoki Mutunga has landed a new job.

He is now the Chairperson, Board of Directors, Muslims for Human Rights (MUHURI) Organisation.

A statement from MUHURI said Mutunga was elected due his vast experience, especially in matters to do with human rights.

“He brings an immense wealth of experience especially in the civil society and human rights sectors,” reads the statement in part.

He takes over from Khelef Khalifa. The former CJ has been a member of the MUHURI board since 2021.

Mutunga served as the country’s Chief Justice from 2011 to 2016. He was succeeded by David Kenani Maraga.

The highlight of Mutunga’s time in office was when the Supreme Court dismissed ODM party leader Raila Odinga’s presidential petition against former President Uhuru Kenyatta, in 2013.

He later said that in his life, he would never wish to preside over another presidential petition.

That is why he chose to retire a year early – in 2016 ahead of the 2017 polls.

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