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Who was High Court Judge David Majanja?

Who was High Court Judge David Majanja?

High Court Judge Justice David Majanja passed on at a Nairobi hospital on Wednesday, July 10, 2024.

Preliminary reports indicate that the judge had checked in at the hospital for surgery.

Who was Justice Majanja

He was appointed Judge of the High Court in 2011 and served at Homa Bay, Migori, Kisumu, and Kisii High Courts.

He also served at the Commercial and Tax Divisions and Milimani High Court Civil Division.

The late Justice Majanja practiced law specializing in Civil and Commercial Law, was involved in public interest litigation, and was assisting Counsel for the Commission of Inquiry into the Post-Election Violence (Waki Commission).

He was also a commissioner at the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), the Chair, of the Administration of Justice Committee at JSC, and a member of the Judiciary Rules Committee.

Justice Majanja was also a presiding Judge at Homa Bay and Migori High Courts and a member and later Vice-chairperson Judiciary Working Committee on Election Preparations (JWCEP).

He was sworn in as a member of the Judicial Service Commission on May 28, 2024.

This was after he was re-elected to represent the Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association (KMJA) on JSC.

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

This came following the end of Judge Aggrey Muchelule’s five-year tenure as JSC male representative on April 4, 2019.


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

He held a Master of Laws (LLM) degree in international Trade and Investment Law in Africa, from the University of Pretoria (2005) and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree, from the University of Nairobi (1996).

Majanja also held a post Graduate Diploma in Law, from Kenya School of Law and was admitted to the Bar in 1998.

Justice Majanja will be remembered for presiding over the three High Court judge bench that declared President William Ruto’s housing levy unconstitutional in November 2023.

The bench also had justices Christine Meoli and Lawrence Mugambi.

Who was High Court Judge David Majanja?