We Are Heart-Broken: Chief Justice Koome Mourns Justice Majanja

Chief Justice Martha Koome has expressed deep sadness at the sudden passing of High Court Judge and Judicial Service Commission Commissioner, Hon. Justice David Amilcar Shikomera Majanja.

Justice Majanja passed away while undergoing a medical procedure at a Nairobi hospital. The news has sent shockwaves throughout the Judiciary and the JSC fraternity.

The Chief Justice extended her condolences to Justice Majanja’s family, friends, colleagues, and the entire Judiciary and JSC community. “We are all heartbroken,” she said.

“Justice Majanja will be remembered as a towering figure in the development of our transformative post-2010 jurisprudence and a crucial pillar in the institution-building of the JSC and the Judiciary.” CJ Koome added.

The Judiciary and JSC have asked for sensitivity and compassion as they come to terms with the sudden loss and share in grief with one another and with the people of Kenya.

Details of the funeral arrangements will be shared in due course. In the meantime, the Judiciary and JSC family call for respect and dignity for Justice Majanja’s memory.

Colleagues, friends, and fellow jurists have taken to social media to pay tribute to Justice Majanja’s life and legacy.

“Farewell to a great judge, a dedicated public servant, and a true friend. Your wisdom, wit, and wisdom will be deeply missed,” wrote Supreme Court Judge, Philomena Mwilu.

“Justice Majanja was an exceptional judge, a true leader, and a dear colleague. His passing leaves a huge void in our midst,” tweeted former Chief Justice, David Maraga.

“Rest in peace, Hon. Justice Majanja. You were an exemplary jurist, a true champion of justice, and a shining example of integrity,” said Human Rights Lawyer, Okiya Omtatah.

As the nation mourns the loss of this illustrious son of Kenya, we remember his dedication to upholding the rule of law and his tireless efforts to promote justice and human rights.