Justin Muturi is the former National Assembly speaker and current Attorney General of Kenya
Quick facts about Justin Muturi
- Place of birth: Mbeere
- Birthday: 28th of April 1956
- Age: 66 (as of 2022)
- Full name: Justin Bedan Njoka Muturi
- Popular name: Justin Muturi
- Nickname: JB Muturi
- Nationality: Kenyan
- Occupation: Politician
Early life, age and Education
Justin Bedan Njoka Muturi was born on the 28th of April 1956 in Mbeere. He started his education journey in his hometown in Mbeere for his Primary school education. Muturi later joined Kangaru Boys High School for his secondary education.
The AG attended the University of Nairobi in 1978 where he took a bachelor’s Degree in Law. Justin graduated in 1981. He later proceeded to the Kenya School of Law for his postgraduate degree in Law.
Justin Bedan Njoka Muturi Career
After graduating from the Kenya school of law, it did not take time for former speaker Justin Muturi to land his first job at the Judicial Service Commission (JSC). At the JSC he served as a District Magistrate between the years 1982 to 1984. He was later elevated to the position of the resident magistrate and would move on to become a principal magistrate where he served from 1989 to 1997.
Justin Muturi political career
The former speaker joined politics in 1999 when he contested for the seat of Siakago Constituency Member of parliament in a by-election following the death of the then MP Cyrus Ita. Luckily, he won with the majority vote under The Kanu party.
Justin Bedan Muturi held the seat up to the 2002 election where he was re-elected. During this period, he also served as the opposition chief whip and chair of the public investments committee.
He however lost the seat in the 2007 general election to Lenny Kivuti separated by less than 1000 votes.
In the 2013 general elections, Muturi once again tried his luck vying for the position of Mbeere North Constituency MP under The National Alliance (TNA) party but unfortunately lost to Muriuki Njagagua.
Despite the losing streak, speaker Muturi was still hopeful he would clinch a seat. He vied for the position of Speaker of the National Assembly and on the 28th of March 2013 he was declared winner defeating former speaker Kenneth Marende.
This led to him becoming the 7th Speaker of the National Assembly. He also is the first Speaker to serve following the re-establishment of a bicameral Parliament, as mandated by the 2010 Constitution. Justin was re-elected as Speaker of the National Assembly in the 2017 general election.
Justin Muturi Wife and Family
According to our sources, the Attorney General is married and has three children though his
personal details are kept on a low ley.
Justin Muturi Net worth
Justin Bedan Muturi is estimated to have a net worth of around Ksh. 500 million. From the positions he held it is safe to assume that the former speaker is well off and has accumulated some wealth.
During his years at the Judicial Service Commission, while serving as a magistrate in Nairobi, he was accused of receiving a bribe to rule a case in favor of Masaba Hospital Founder Dr. Geoffery Momanyi Joel and his wife Fellgona Akothe Momanyi. Muturi was exonerated but did not return to his magisterial duties.
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