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Maraga: Why I skipped church to attend Jonathan Moi’s funeral

Chief Justice David Maraga has explained why he skipped church on Saturday to attend the funeral service of Jonathan Moi in Kabarak.

Justice Maraga, while appearing before the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) for the interview of the Chief Justice position, had vowed never to compromise his Seventh Day Adventist beliefs to attend to work on a Saturday.

Maraga, a staunch Seventh Day Adventist, said he could only miss church to attend to a matter of life and death, for instance, an accident happening on his way to church in which he would stop to help the victims.

He was among mourners and political leaders at Kabarak University during Jonathan Moi’s funeral service and later went to Kabimoi, Eldama Ravine for the burial.

His attendance caused a buzz on social media.

But in his defence, Justice Maraga posted on Twitter; “Condoling with the bereaved, even on a Sabbath, is in accordance with the teachings of the SDA Church and is in perfect harmony with the observance of the Sabbath.”