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Meet Kitili Maluki Mwendwa, Who Was Kenya's First Chief Justice At The Age Of 39

Meet Kitili Maluki Mwendwa, Who Was Kenya's First Chief Justice At The Age Of 39 Years Old.

Kitili Maluki Mwendwa was the first Kenyan Chief Justice and he served in that capacity between the years of 1968 to 1971 and he was then succeeded by Sir James Wicks.

He hailed from Kitui and his appointment as the chief justice really surprised many as he was just 39 years old by that time.

He took over from the white (Briton) Chief Justice called Arthur Farell and he was sworn in in a ceremony that was attended only by the late President Kenyatta himself and the Attorney General Sir. Charles Njonjo.

Due to pressure, especially from the political class, the Chief Justice Kitili Maluki Mwendwa resigned just after four years but he got into the history books as the first black Chief Justice in Kenya.

Kenyan judiciary has so far been led by 22 Chief Justice's and the country is now looking for the 23rd one who will take over from David Maraga.


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