~ Dr. Willy Munyoki Mutunga (born, 16 June 1947 in Kitui District,
Eastern Kenya) is a Kenyan lawyer, intellectual, reform activist, and,
since June 2011, the Chief Justice of Kenya and President of the Supreme
Court of Kenya.
Mutunga's father, Mzee Mutunga Mbiti, worked
as a tailor in the small town of Kilonzo, Kitui County, Nzambani
District. He died in 1985. His mother, Mbesa Mutunga, died in 1982.
Mutunga attended Ithookwe Primary School before proceeding to Kitui
School for his Kenya Certificate of Education exams. He was the first
student to score six points in the exams (an "A" in all subjects),
earning him a place at the Strathmore College for his "A" levels.
Mutunga received a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of
Nairobi in the 1970s and a Master of Laws from the University of Dar es
Mutunga joined the law faculty at the University of
Nairobi as a lecturer, becoming the first indigenous Kenyan to teach
constitutional law at the university level. In the late 1980s, he
received his Doctorate of Laws from the Osgoode Hall Law School at York
University in Toronto.