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CJ Mutunga now wants to set up Sheng school

Chief Justice Willy Mutunga has hinted his intentions to establish a Sheng school when he retires.

Mutunga, 68, who heads Kenya’s judiciary took to his official Twitter handle to share this with more than 500,000 of his followers on the social media platform.

Incidentally, he shared the same information in Sheng, the informal urban-lingo that is popular with Kenyan youth, when he visited the site of the collapsed building in Huruma estate Nairobi that left dozens dead.

Sheng heavily borrows and corrupts words and phrases from the English and Kiswahili languages and other Kenyan dialects.

Chief Justice Dr Willy Mutunga's tweet.
Chief Justice Dr Willy Mutunga’s tweet.


Mutunga, who made a name as a top notch lawyer and fiery reform activist during the 80s and 90s, is set to retire from the judiciary in the next year.

His penchant for using Sheng in his social media posts – perhaps to lure the youth onto his forum when sending messages directed to them – has catapulted the CJ to near hero status among the young.

Here are some of the messages shared by Mutunga on Saturday, moments after he visited Huruma: