Court of Appeal judge, Justice David Maraga was yesterday nominated by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) as the new Chief Justice.
The 64 year old left private practice in 2003 when he was appointed a High Court judge. He was later elevated to the Court of Appeal in 2012.
Throughout the interview process, Justice Maraga was seen as an underdog, which made his nomination come as a surprise to many. The stauch Seventh Day Adventist adherent was welcomed by both side of the political divide, which probably means he will easily sail through parliament.
He is uncontroversial and perhaps that was one of the considerations by the JSC.
But do you think he is the best choice?