Justice David Maraga: Fearless lawmaker.

Position:KENYA
 
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Kenya's Chief Justice and his colleagues at the Supreme Court shook the country's political system and struck a rare blow for judicial independence in Africa when they overturned President Uhuru Kenyatta's victory in August's disputed presidential election.

In a strongly worded judgement, Maraga slammed the country's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, which had "failed, neglected or refused to conduct the presidential election in a manner consistent with the dictates of the constitution".

The decision stunned Africa, where powerful incumbents are rarely challenged in the...

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