Dr. Willy Mutunga is the former Chief Justice of Kenya and founding member of the Justice Leadership Group. He recently served as the Commonwealth Special Envoy to the Maldives, where he brought together political leadership and aided in the process of constitutional and political transition. Prior to being appointed as Special Envoy, Dr. Mutunga held the office as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Kenya. During his tenure, he did major work on bringing the justice system closer to ordinary citizens. He was able to significantly reduce the number of case backlogs, and linked technology and justice to establish equitable and transparent systems of recruitment and trainings. Before his time in office, Dr. Mutunga was the Secretary-General of the University Staff Union at the University of Nairobi.