High Court Judge David Majanja is dead

High Court Judge Justice David Majanja is dead.

Justice 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 a surgery.

Justice Majanja was first appointed as Judge of the High Court in 2011 and was until his death stationed at the Milimani Civil Division court.

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 attended the Hill School, in Eldoret and the Alliance High School.

Justice Majanja held a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from the University of Pretoria and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Nairobi.

He did his Post Graduate Diploma in Law at the Kenya School of Law and was admitted to the Bar in 1998.

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

Justice Majanja practiced law specialising in Civil and Commercial Law and he was also involved in public interest litigation.

He was also an assisting Counsel for the Commission of Inquiry into the Post Election Violence popularly known as the Waki Commission.

He was also previously the presiding Judge at Homa Bay and Migori High Courts and was until his death the vice chairperson of the Judiciary Committee on Elections.