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How new CJ Maraga made prayers first duty in office

As a testimony to his faith and staunch commitment to religion, the newly sworn-in Chief Justice (CJ) David Maraga first held a prayer session when he entered his chambers before transacting any business at the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

The short prayer session was led by the President of the Seventh Day Adventist Church (SDA) East and Central Africa Region Dr Blasious Ruguri.

Ushering Dr Ruguri to lead the prayers, Justice Maraga said, “As a staunch Christian I had purposed that before I begin to discharge my new duties as the CJ I will pray and thank God for bringing this far. I have come along with the leadership of SDA and I call upon Dr Ruguri to lead the prayer session.”

Dr Ruguri who was accompanied by the top echlon of the SDA leadership read a scripture from Genesis 1:1-8 where he said God created the earth from a formless state.

“We can make the best from what is being viewed as formless, void and broken to reach our destiny,” Dr Ruguri said.

He said everybody in the society is crying for justice and that “it was the duty of the entire judiciary to ensure the much sort commodity is availed to all.”

Dr Ruguri advised the CJ to cooperate with all the judges, magistrates and judicial staff to make the Kenyan Judiciary the best in dispensation of justice and upholding the rule of law.

The president of SDA Church West Region Kenneth Bishop and Omae Kefa of the Redeemed Gospel made prayed for the well being of the Judiciary.

Dr Ruguri was flunked by Dr Sam Makori, the president of SDA Church East-Kenya Region. A host of pastors from the SDA graced the occasion.

The wife of the CJ and his two brothers attended. The JSC invited the CJ guests for lunch at the Hotel Inter-Continental.