Justice Majanja sworn-in as JSC member after re-election

The swearing-in ceremony was presided over by Chief Justice Martha Koome.

In Summary
  • Majanja was re-elected to represent the Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association (KMJA) according to Article 171 (2) (d) of the Constitution.

  • CJ Koome congratulated him for the re-election adding that he has been a pillar to the commission.

Justice David Majanja takes oath as a member of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) on May 28, 2024.
Justice David Majanja takes oath as a member of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) on May 28, 2024.
Image: MARTHA KOOME / X

Justice David Majanja was on Tuesday sworn-in as a member of the Judicial Service Commission.

The swearing-in ceremony was presided over by Chief Justice Martha Koome at the Suprme Court.

Majanja was re-elected to represent the Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association (KMJA) according to Article 171 (2) (d) of the Constitution.

CJ Koome congratulated him for the re-election adding that he has been a pillar to the commission.

"I congratulate Justice Majanja on his re-election as the representative of the High Court in the Judiciary Service Commission for another five-year term," CJ Koome said.

"He has been a pivotal pillar in the JSC’s collective pursuit of the imperatives of securing the independence and accountability of the Judiciary as envisaged in Article 172 of the Constitution."

She said that the judiciary is glad that Justice Majanja will continue working with them in the quest to realise their mandate of facilitating the realisation of the right to access to justice enshrined in Article 48 of the Constitution, which is the overarching mission of the Judiciary.

"His voice, perspectives and insights will continue to greatly enrich our actions in pursuit of the strategic objectives identified in the JSC’s Strategic Plan, including the overall objective of putting in place a people-centred justice system in Kenya," the CJ added.

Chief Justice Martha Koome congratulates Justice David Majanja after his swearing-in as a member of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) on May 28, 2024.
Chief Justice Martha Koome congratulates Justice David Majanja after his swearing-in as a member of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) on May 28, 2024.
Image: MARTHA KOOME / X

Justice Majanja led with 81 votes followed by Justice James Olola who had 47 votes while Justice Joram Abuodha garnered nine votes.

Justice Majanja was first elected to the JSC on May 14, 2019, for a five-year term.

His elected came following the end of Judge Aggrey Muchelule's five-year term as JSC male representative on April 4, 2019.

Justice Majanja was appointed as a Judge of the High Court in 2011 and is currently stationed at the Milimani Civil Division.

Before his re-election, Justice Majanja served as the Chairperson of the Human Resource Management Committee and a member of the Audit.

He was also the chairperson of the Governance and Risk Management Committee and the Learning and Development Committee.

He attended the Hill School, in Eldoret and the Alliance High School.

Justice Majanja holds a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from the University of Pretoria and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Nairobi.

He worked for Mohammed and Muigai Advocates and Onyango and Ohaga Advocates before founding Majanja Luseno and Company Advocates in 2007.

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