Willy Mutunga lands a new job after retiring from Judiciary

Willy Mutunga lands a new job after retiring from Judiciary

Dr. Willy Mutunga has landed a new job after retiring as the head of the Judiciary.

Mutunga made the announcement Thursday, June 16th during his farewell speech.

Speaking during the handover ceremony, the 69-year-old stated that the Commonwealth Secretary General Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland had settled on him as a Special Envoy to Maldives to aid in Constitutional and Political transition.

“The overarching mandate is to support a sustainable political dialogue process leading to a stronger climate of pluralism and inclusive elections in 2018, and to encourage the strengthening of democratic institutions and culture in Maldives,” he revealed.

The outgoing Chief Justice expressed his gratitude for the five-year tenure adding that his retirement was not the end of the Judiciary.

Mutunga announced Supreme Court Judge Mohamed Ibrahim as the acting Chief Justice before the President of the highest court in the land is officially appointed.

The former President of the Supreme Court voluntarily handed over the instruments of power including a flag and the CJ’s vehicle number plate to Judge Ibrahim.

The 69-year-old announced that he chose to retire a year before his term to avoid a constitutional crisis next year when the country goes to the ballot.

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