Justin Muturi Biography, Career, Age, Family, Education and Net Worth
Justin Muturi (Justin Bedan Njoka Muturi) is a Kenyan politician who serves as a Speaker of the Kenya National Assembly. Muturi is serving as the 7th Speaker of the Kenya National Assembly.
JB Muturi as he is well known is the first and current Speaker since Kenya copped a Bicameral parliament system as per the 2010 Constitution. He secured his opposition after the second round of voting by the Member of the National Assembly on 28 March 2013, defeating the former speaker Kenneth Marende.
Muturi is referred to as provocative in many of his rulings in the National Assembly, but that never stops him from doing what is best for the country as the head of the legislature.
In 2021, Muturi was seen as the perfect fit to replace Uhuru as Mt.Kenya’s Kingpin in terms of politics. In order to take the helm, Muturi had to undergo coronation which received resistance from part of the leaders in Mt.Kenya.
Justin Muturi Age and Place of Birth
Muturi was born in Kenya on 28th April 1966.
Justin Muturi Family
Muturi is the son of Bedan Njoka, who served in the police service in order to put something on the table. According to Muturi his father was very strict and provided everything required in the house.
However, Muturi has never revealed anything about his mother. The same case extends to his love life with his wife and kids being away from the limelight.
Justin Muturi Education
The prominent politician attended Kangaru Boys High School for his ‘O’ levels, where he was suspended and never reported the suspension to his father. His father discovered about the suspension when he went to secure admission for his A levels.
He later enrolled at the University of Nairobi’s school of law where he graduated with a Bachelor of Law degree. After graduating, he joined the Kenya School of Law and pursued a Post Graduate Diploma in Law.
Salary and Net Worth
Serving as the Speaker of the National Assembly, Muturi receives an estimated salary of over Kes 600k and above.
Muturi joined politics in 1999 when he was elected as MP at the Siakago Constituency, following the death of area MP, Cyrus Ita. He secured the seat under the KANU ticket and served until 2002.
In 2002, he was re-elected to serve for another five years, he served as opposition chief whip as well as chair of the public investment Committee in the 10th parliament. In 2007, he tried to vie for his seat but unfortunately lost to Lenny Kivuti.
In 2013, JB Muturi vied for MP at Mbeere North Constituency with the National Alliance (TNA) part but lost to Muriuki Njagagua.
In addition, JB Muturi served as a member of the Parliamentary Select Committee on the constitutional review from 1999-to 2004. He was elected KANU National Organising Secretary in November 2008, he was also the PNU National chairman during the national constitutional talk in 2008 and 2010.
In April 2011, JB Muturi was appointed as the chairman of the Centre for Multipart Democracy, a civil society group that deals with democracy issues in multi-party politics.
JB Muturi vied for the position of Speaker of the National Assembly which he secured after defeating former Speaker Kenneth Marende. In 2017, he was re-elected for the position of Speaker that he serve up to date.
On 9th April 2022, JB Muturi formally joined the Kenya Kwanza Alliance team, after speculation about him leaning toward Deputy President William Ruto. After joining the UDA party Muturi is seen as the best candidate to deputize William Somei Ruto on his presidential bid.