Justin Muturi Profile
Speaker Muturi’s full name is Justin Bedan Njoka Muturi. In social circles he is popularly known as JB.
Justin Muturi was born on 28th April, 1956 in Mbeere.
Justin Muturi Education
Speaker Muturi joined Kangaru Boys High School and later joined University of Nairobi’s school of Law in 1978 and successfully graduated with a Bachelor of Law degree in 1981.
He later went to Kenya School of Law for a Post Graduate diploma in Law. The Speaker became an advocate of the High court of Kenya when he was admitted to the Bar in 1982.
Speaker Muturi served as a principal magistrate between 1982 and 1997 before retiring from judicial service.
The retirement was as a result of a bad image painted of him following the Ksh. 1 Million bribe allegedly given to him by the Masaba Hospital Proprietors Dr Godfrey Momanyi and his wife Felgone Akothe in order to influence a case that had been arraigned before him on July 28 1995. Masaba Hospital Proprietors Dr Godfrey Momanyi and his wife Felgone Akothe had been charged with defrauding National Hospital Insurance Fund of Ksh. 347,000.
He also served as the chairman the Judges and Magistrates Association during the time.
Justin Muturi political career
After resigning from the Judiciary in 1997, Muturi offered his services to then Siakago MP, Cyrus Ita, acting as his chief campaigner and strategist.
Fortunately or unfortunately MP Cyrus Ita died in 1999, and after the by-election, Muturi won the Siakago by-elections on a KANU ticket and Joined the August House.
In 2002, he was re-elected as the MP for Siakago and served as opposition chief whip and chair of the Public Investment Committee during the 10th Parliament. He served until 2007.
In 2007 general Elections, Muturi was defeated for the Siakago Constituency MP seat by Lenny Kivuti by a small margin of less than 1,000 votes.
In the March 2013 polls, Muriuki Njagagua defeated him for the MPs seat of the new Mbeere North Constituency.
He was a member of the Africa Parliamentarians Network Against Corruption, Global Organisation of Parliamentarians Against Corruption and the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank.
He served as a member of the Parliamentary Select Committee on the constitutional review from 1999 to 2004. He was elected KANU National Organising Secretary in Nov 2008 and was the PNU constitution committee chairman during the national constitutional talks from 2008–2010. In April 2011, he was appointed the chairman of the Centre for Multiparty Democracy (CMD), a civil society group that deals with democracy issues in multi-party politics.
Speaker Muturi Speaker of the Kenya National Assembly
Justin Muturi is the seventh Speaker of the National Assembly of Kenya. He is the first Speaker to serve following the reestablishment of a bicameral Parliament, as mandated by the 2010 Constitution.
On 28 March 2013, Muturi won the speakership after a second round of voting by Members of the National Assembly, beating former speaker Kenneth Marende by a 219 – 129 margin.
Justin Muturi age
Justin Muturi is 65 years old as of 2021.
Justin Muturi Family, wife, Children
Not much of Speaker Muturi’s family has been brought to the public limelight.
Justin Muturi salary, wealth
Muturi’s Salary as a Speaker is comprised of Ksh. 980,000 Basic Salary, Ksh. 420,000 in allowances to bring it to a total of Ksh. 1,400,000
Justin Muturi Contacts
P. O. Box 60512 NBI
Telephone: 020 244805/8, 0722529778