Justin Muturi

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Justin Muturi
7th Speaker of the National Assembly of Kenya
Assumed office
28 March 2013
President Uhuru Kenyatta
Deputy Joyce Laboso
Preceded by Kenneth Marende
Opposition Chief Whip
In office
18 February 2003 – 22 October 2007
President Mwai Kibaki
Chairman of the Public Investments Committee
In office
18 February 2003 – 22 October 2007
President Mwai Kibaki
Preceded by Wafula Wamunyinyi
Succeeded by Franklin Mithika Linturi
Member of Parliament for Siakago Constituency
In office
5 October 1999 – 22 October 2007
President Daniel arap Moi
Mwai Kibaki
Preceded by Silas Ita
Succeeded by Lenny Kivuti
Personal details
Born (1956-04-28) 28 April 1956 (age 61)
Nationality Kenyan
Political party TNA
Alma mater University of Nairobi

Justin Bedan Njoka Muturi (popularly known as JB) (born 28 April 1956) is the seventh Speaker of the National Assembly of Kenya, in office since 2013. He is the first Speaker to serve following the reestablishment of a bicameral Parliament, as mandated by the 2010 Constitution. On 28 March 2013, Muturi won the speakership after a second round of voting by Members of the National Assembly, beating former speaker Kenneth Marende by a 219–129 margin.

Muturi was first elected as a member of the Kenya African National Union to represent Siakago Constituency in Parliament following a 1999 byelection. He won reelection in 2002 and served as opposition chief whip and chair of the Public Investment Committee during the 10th Parliament. He vied for reelection in 2007, but was defeated by Lenny Kivuti.

In 2013, Muturi ran for the Mbeere North parliamentary seat as a member of The National Alliance party, but lost to Muriuki Njagagua.

He 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 Nov 2008 and was the PNU constitution committee chairman during the national constitutional talks from 2008–2010. In April 2011, he was appointed the chairman of the Centre for Multiparty Democracy (CMD), a civil society group that deals with democracy issues in multi-party politics.

Muturi was formerly a judiciary employee serving as a principal magistrate between 1982 and 1997 before retiring from judicial service. He also served as the chairman the Judges and Magistrates Association during the time. He was a member of the Africa Parliamentarians Network Against Corruption, Global Organisation of Parliamentarians Against Corruption and the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank.