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.
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.
We are undergoing medical observation
The Chief Justice tweeted about the accident assuring their safety.
My wife and I were involved in an accident in Nakuru this morning on our way to Church. We are undergoing medical observation. My driver and aide who were with us are also okay. We thank God for His mercies. Thank you Kenyans for your prayers and concern.
— David Maraga (@dkmaraga) December 22, 2018
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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