Maraga mourns Lands judge Samuel Mukunya as outstanding jurist
2 months ago, 14 Sep 17:03
Chief Justice David Maraga has mourned the late Environment and Lands court Judge Samuel Mukunya describing him as an outstanding jurist.
The Supreme Court president, in his official twitter handle, said he had learnt of the judge's demise with great sadness.
The CJ said Mukunya was a personal friend of many years. "Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends," Maraga said.
Mukunya died following a midnight road crash in Nyeri county. Until his death, he worked at the High Court in Kerugoya.
Nyeri base commander Castarais Mugo told the press on Friday that the judge was driving towards Mweiga at the time he met his untimely death.
Mukunya joined the Judiciary in 2015 and was posted to the Bungoma Environment and Lands Court before being moved to Kerugoya.
He had served an Advocate of the High court for a long time.
One of his latest decision was when he ordered the revocation of the title deed of land belonging to cane farmers that had been allocated to a sugar firm in Bungoma.
The ruling put to rest the six-year legal battle on the ownership of the 843-acre Nasewa nucleus estate which was
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