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High Court of Kenya



High Court of Kenya

In the new Constitution, the High Court of Kenya will have a Principal Judge elected by fellow judges of the High Court from among themselves. It will have unlimited original jurisdiction in criminal and civil matters; jurisdiction to determine whether a right or fundamental freedom in the Bill of Rights has been denied or violated and jurisdiction to hear an appeal from a decision of a tribunal to consider the removal of a person from office.

The High Court of Kenya also has jurisdiction to hear questions on the interpretation of the Constitution and constitutional powers of State organs in respect of county governments and the constitutional relationship between the levels of government. Such matters will be heard by an uneven number of judges — not less than three — assigned by the Chief Justice.

The judges will be appointed by the President with the recommendation of the Judicial Service Commission.

High Court of Kenya – Overview

The High Court of Kenya is established under article 165 of the constitution of Kenya. It has supervisory jurisdiction over all other subordinate courts and any other persons, body or authority exercising a judicial or quasi-judicial function. It was known as the Supreme Court of Kenya until 1964 and its name has remain unchanged since then.

The High Court has jurisdiction to hear all criminal and civil cases as well as appeals from the lower courts. The High Court comprises a maximum of 150 judges and has original jurisdiction in all criminal and civil matters. The High Court is a premier court in interpreting the Constitution, hears appeals from subordinate courts and tribunals and supervises all administrative bodies (judicial review).

High Court divisions include Family, Commercial and Admiralty, Constitutional and Judicial Review, Land and Environment, Criminal, Industrial and Environmental and Land Court. There are at least 20 High Court stations countrywide.

The Constitution has also established the Industrial Court and the Land and Environment Court at the same level as the High Court. Industrial Court deals with labour and employment matters while the Land and Environment Court deals with land and environment matters and appeals from all tribunals dealing in land and environment matters.

To access High Court Cause List, Visit http://kenyalaw.org/kl/

High Court of Kenya

High Court of Kenya

High Court of Kenya – Judges

POSTING of HIGH COURT JUDG E’S TO TAKE EFFECT FROM 2ND JUNE 2016.

S/NO. STATION/DIVISION DESIGNATION/COURT
1. HON. MR. JUSTICE RICHARD M. MWONGO PRINCIPAL JUDGE

BOMET

2. HON. MR. JUSTICE MARTIN MUYA PRESIDING JUDGE

BUNGOMA

3. HON. MR. JUSTICE SAMUEL N. MUKUNYA PRESIDING JUDGE (ELC)
4. Hon. Lady Justice Abida Ali-Aroni High Court

BUSIA

5. HON. MR. JUSTICE WELDON KIPKORIR PRESIDING JUDGE
6. Hon. Mr. Justice Antony Kimani Kaniaru Land & Environment

ELDORET

7. HON. MR. JUSTICE GEORGE KANYI KIMONDO PRESIDING JUDGE
8. Hon. Lady Justice Cecilia Githua High Court
9. Hon. Mr. Justice Antony O. Ombwayo Land & Environment

EMBU

10. HON. LADY JUSTICE FLORENCE MUCHEMI PRESIDING JUDGE
11. Hon. Justice Justus Bwonwong’a High Court

GARISSA

12. HON. MR. JUSTICE GEORGE DULU PRESIDING JUDGE

HOMA BAY

13. HON. LADY JUSTICE HELLEN OMONDI PRESIDING JUDGE

KAJIADO

14. HON. MR. JUSTICE REUBEN NYAKUNDI PRESIDING JUDGE

KAKAMEGA

15. HON. LADY JUSTICE RUTH SITATI PRESIDING JUDGE
16. Hon. Justice Enock Chacha Mwita High Court
17. Hon Justice Charles Mutungi Kariuki High Court

KERICHO

18. HON. LADY JUSTICE G. MUMBI NGUGI PRESIDING JUDGE
19. Hon. Mr. Justice Marete Njagi ELRC Court

KERUGOYA

20. HON. MR. JUSTICE BOAZ OLAO PRESIDING JUDGE (LAND & ENVIRON)
21. Hon. Mr. Justice Robert Limo High Court

KIAMBU

22. HON. JUSTICE PROF. JOEL NGUGI PRESIDING JUDGE

KISII

23. HON. MR. JUSTICE JOSEPH KARANJA PRESIDING JUDGE
24. Hon. Lady Justice Winfred Okwany High Court
25. Hon. Mr. Justice John M. Mutungi Land & Environ

KISUMU

26. HON. MR. JUSTICE DAVID MAJANJA PRESIDING JUDGE
27. Hon. Lady Justice Esther Maina High Court
28. Hon. Lady Justice Maureen A. Onyango ELRC Court
29. Hon. Mr. Justice Stephen M. Kibunja Environment & Land

KITALE

30. HON. MR. JUSTICE HILLARY CHEMITEI PRESIDING JUDGE
31. Hon. Mr. Justice Elijah Obaga Land & Environ

KITUI

32. HON. LADY JUSTICE LILIAN N. MUTENDE PRESIDING JUDGE
LAIKIPIA (Nanyuki Law Courts)
33. HON. LADY JUSTICE MARY M. KASANGO PRESIDING JUDGE

MACHAKOS

34. HON. LADY JUSTICE PAULINE NYAMWEYA PRESIDING JUDGE
35. Hon. Mr. Justice Eric K.O. Ogola High Court

MALINDI

36. HON. MR. JUSTICE SAID J. CHITEMBWE PRESIDING JUDGE
37. Hon. Mr. Justice Oscar A. Angote Land & Environ

MARSABIT

38. HON. MR. JUSTICE KIARIE WA KIARIE PRESIDING JUDGE

MERU

39. HON. LADY JUSTICE ROSELINE WENDO PRESIDING JUDGE
40. Hon. Mr. Justice Francis M. Gikonyo High Court
41. Hon. Mr. Justice Peter M. Njoroge Land & Environ

MIGORI

42. HON. MR. JUSTICE ANTHONY CHARO MRIMA PRESIDING JUDGE

MOMBASA

43. HON. MR. JUSTICE MATHEW EMUKULE PRESIDING JUDGE
44. Hon. Mr. Justice Patrick J. Otieno High Court
45. Hon. Lady Justice Dora Chepkwony High Court
46. Hon. Lady Justice Mugure Thande High Court
47. Hon. Lady Justice Margaret Njoki Mwangi High Court
48. Hon. Lady Justice Anne A. Omollo Land & Environ
49. Hon. Mr. Justice James Riika ELRC Court
. Hon. Mr. Justice Onesmus Makau ELRC Court

MURANG’A

51. HON. MR. JUSTICE HATARI WAWERU PRESIDING JUDGE
NAIROBI (MILIMANI HIGH COURT) COMMERCIAL DIVISION
52. HON. MR. JUSTICE FRED OCHIENG PRESIDING JUDGE
53. Hon. Lady Justice Grace Nzioka Commercial Div.
54. Hon. Mr. Justice Francis Tuiyott Commercial Div.
55. Hon. Lady Justice Farah S. A. Mohamed Commercial Div.
56. Hon. Lady Justice Olga Sewe Akech Commercial Div.
57. Hon. Mr. Justice Richard Mwongo Principal Judge

CRIMINAL DIVISION

58. HON. LADY JUSTICE JESSIE LESIIT PRESIDING JUDGE
59. Hon. Lady Justice Stella Mutuku Criminal Div.
60. Hon. Lady Justice Roselyn L. Korir Criminal Div.
61. Hon. Mr. Justice Luka Kimaru Criminal Div.
62. Hon. Mr. Justice James Wakiaga Criminal Div.
63. Hon. Lady Justice Grace Ngenye Criminal Div.

FAMILY DIVISION

64. HON. MR. JUSTICE AGGREY O. MUCHELULE PRESIDING JUDGE
65. Hon. Mr. Justice William Musyoka Family Div.
66. Hon. Lady Justice Lydia A. Achode Family Div.
67. Hon. Lady Justice Rose Ougo Family Div.
68. Hon. Lady Justice Margaret Muigai Family Div.
JUDICIAL REVIEW DIVISION
50. HON. MR. JUSTICE GEORGE ODUNGA PRESIDING JUDGE
70. Hon. Lady Justice Roselyn Aburili Judicial Review
CONSTITUTIONAL & HUMAN RIGHTS DIVISION
71. HON. MR. JUSTICE ISAAC LENAOLA PRESIDING JUDGE
72. Hon. Mr. Justice Joseph Onguto Constitutional Div.
73. Hon Mr. Edward M. Muriithi Constitutional Div.

CIVIL DIVISION

74. HON. MR. JUSTICE MBOGHOLI MSAGHA PRESIDING JUDGE
75. Hon. Mr. Justice Joseph K. Sergon Civil Div.
76. Hon. Lady Justice Beatrice N.T. Jaden Civil Div.
77. Hon. Lady Justice Lucy Mwihaki Civil Div.
LAND & ENVIRONMENT DIVISION/COURT
78. HON. MR. JUSTICE SAMSON ODHIAMBO OKONG’O PRESIDING JUDGE
79. Hon. Lady Justice Nyambura Gacheru Environ & Land
80. Hon. Lady Justice Mary Gitumbi Environ & Land
ANTI-CORRUPTION AND ECONOMIC CRIMES DIVISION
81. HON. LADY JUSTICE HEDWIG ONG’UNDI PRESIDING JUDGE
EMPLOYMENT AND LABOUR COURT (NAIROBI)
82. HON. MR. JUSTICE NDERI NDUMA PRINCIPAL JUDGE
83. Hon. Lady Justice Monica Mbaru ELRC Court
84. Hon. Lady Justice Hellen Wasilwa ELRC Court
85. Hon. Mr. Justice Nelson Abuodha ELRC Court
86. Hon. Lady Justice Linet Ndolo Ngume ELRC Court
87. Hon. Mr. Justice Nzioki Wa Makau ELRC Court

NAKURU

88. HON. LADY JUSTICE MAUREEN ODERO PRESIDING JUDGE
89. Hon. Lady Justice Janet Mulwa High Court
90. Hon. Mr. Justice Anthony Ndungu High Court
91. Hon. Mr. Justice Stephen O. Radido ELRC Court
92. Hon. Mr. Justice Munyao Sila Environ & Land

NYAMIRA LAW COURTS

93. HON. MR. JUSTICE CRISPIN NAGILLA PRESIDING JUDGE
NAIVASHA COURT & NAROK HIGH COURT SUB-REGISTRY
94. HON. LADY JUSTICE CHRISTINE MEOLI PRESIDING JUDGE

NYERI

95. HON. MR. JUSTICE JAIRUS NGAAH PRESIDING JUDGE
96. Hon. Lady Justice Abigail Mshila High Court
97. Hon. Mr. Justice Byram Ongaya Court
98. Hon. Lady Justice Njoki Waithaka Land & Environ.
99. Hon. Mr. Justice John Muting’a Mativo High Court

SIAYA

100. HON. MR. JUSTICE JAMES AARON MAKAU PRESIDING JUDGE

VOI

101. HON. LADY JUSTICE NANCY J. N. KAMAU PRESIDING JUDGE

GARSEN/HOLA

102. HON. LADY JUSTICE ASENATH ONGERI PRESIDING JUDGE

CHUKA

103. HON. MR. JUSTICE ALFRED MABEYA PRESIDING JUDGE

TURKANA

104. HON. MR. JUSTICE STEPHEN RIECHI PRESIDING JUDGE

KAPENGURIA

105. HON. MR. JUSTICE STEPHEN GITHINJI PRESIDING JUDGE

TOTAL NO. OF JUDGES: – 105

JUDICIARY TRAINING INSTITUTE
HON. MR. JUSTICE PROF. J. OTIENO-ODEK JUDGE OF APPEAL/DIRECTOR


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