THE Judiciary

Office of the Chief Justice 



Functions of the Office of the Chief Justice


The Chief Justice is the Head of the Judiciary assisted by the Deputy Chief Justice. The Chief Justice is the President of the Supreme Court and links the Judiciary to other arms of Government.

The Chief Justice assigns duties to the Deputy Chief Justice, the President of the Court of Appeal, the Principal Judge of the High Court and the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary.

He gives an annual report to the nation on the state of the Judiciary and the administration of justice; and cause the report to be published in the Gazette, and a copy thereof sent, under the hand of the Chief Justice, to each of the two Clerks of the two Houses of Parliament for it to be placed before the respective Houses for debate and adoption.

 He  exercises general direction and control over the Judiciary.

 






The Chief Justice of Kenya, Hon David Kenani Maraga. [ Profile - CJ David Maraga CV  ]







FORMER OCCUPANTS OF THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF JUSTICE

 
21. Dr Willy Mutunga 2011- 2016   WILLY MUTUNGA

20. Johnson Evans Gicheru 2003-2011

19. Bernard Chunga 1999-2003

18. Zachaeus Richard Chesoni 1997-1999

17. Abdul    Majid   Cockar 1994-1997

16. Fred    Kwasi   Apaloo 1993-1994

15. Robin Allan Winston Hancox   1989-1993

14. Cecil Henry Ethel wood Miller 1986- 1989

13. Chunilal Bhagwandas Madan 1985-1986

12. Sir  Alfred  Henry  Simpson 1982-1985

11. Sir James Wicks  1971- 1982

10. Kitili Mwendwa 1968-1971

9. Arthur Dennis Farrel 1968

8. Sir Sir John Ainley     From 1962 to post independence

7. Sir Ronald Ormiston Sinclair (1803-1996)  Chief justice from 1957 to 1962

6. Sir Kenneth Kennedy O’connor (1896-1985)  Chief justice from 1954 to 1957

5. Sir Harace Hector Hearne (1892-1962)   Chief justice from 1951 to 1954  

4. Sir John Harry Barclay Nihill (1892-1975)  Chief justice from 1946

3. Sir Joseph Sheridan (1882-1964)   Chief justice from 1934 to 1946

2. Lt. Col. Jacob William Barth (1871-1941)  Chief justice from 1920 to 1934

1. Sir Robert William Hamilton (1867- 1944)  Chief justice from 1906 to 1920 

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