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Kenyan Chief Justice Survives Car Crash

David Maraga, Kenya's Chief Justice was involved in a car accident that gave him and his wife minor injuries on Saturday morning

NAIROBI (Blacquire) – The Chief Justice of Kenya, David Maraga, survived a car crash on Saturday morning in Ngata area, Nakuru County in Kenya. He was with his wife, driver and aide when their vehicle veered off the highway. The Kenyan Chief Justice tweeted that he was safe and thanked Kenyans for their prayers and well wishes.

The Accident

Chief Justice David Maraga was with his wife, Yucabeth Nyaboke heading to church in Nakuru. The accident happened at Ngata farm and it damaged the car’s bonnet and bumper.

They were rushed and admitted to the War Memorial hospital after the road accident.

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We are undergoing medical observation

The Chief Justice tweeted about the accident assuring their safety.

Airlifted to Nairobi

Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta directed the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) to airlift  the Chief Justice and his wife to Nairobi Hospital for specialised treatment following their road accident.

The Chief Justice has been in the spotlight in some high profile cases in the country.

In 2017, he made history when he annulled the election of Uhuru Kenyatta during a presidential election petition. Uhuru Kenyatta’s main rival, Raila Odinga went to the Supreme Court complaining of massive irregularities and vote rigging. As a result, the election was nullified and Kenyans went to a repeat vote.


While a judge at the Court of Appeal, he once told the Judicial Service Commission that he wouldn’t enter the courtroom on Sabbath even during a presidential election dispute. “It would be very difficult for me to sit on a Saturday to hear a case,” Maranga said to a commissioner’s question. He is a Seventh Day Adventist.

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