The Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal of Kenya is established under Article164 of the constitution of Kenya and consists of a number of judges, being not fewer than twelve. The Court of Appeal handles appeals arising over the decisions of the High Court as well as any other court or Tribunal as provided for in Law. The court comprises a maximum of 30 Judges. The Judges of the Court of Appeal elect a President from among themselves. The Court of Appeal has been decentralized and currently has a total of six registries namely; Nairobi, Mombasa, Nyeri, Kisumu, Nakuru and Eldoret.

Court of Appeal of Kenya Practice Directions.

The Honorable President of the Court of Appeal of Kenya formally issued the Court of Appeal Civil Appeals and Applications Practice Directions on Thursday the 19th March, 2015. The Practice Directions are in force effective from the date of issue.

 COA hosts UK solicitors 

Court of Appeal President, Justice William Ouko (4th L) is joined by visiting solicitors from Hugh James firm in the UK, they paid a courtesy call on the Court.



To access the Court of Appeal Cause List, Visit



  1. Mr. Justice William Ouko – President Court of Appeal 
  2. Lady Justice R. Nambuye 
  3. Lady Justice Wanjiru Karanja 
  4. Lady Justice Martha K. Koome 
  5. Lady Justice H. M. Okwengu 
  6. Mr. Justice M. Warsame (Commissioner to the JSC)
  7. Mr. Justice M.S.A. Makhandia
  8. Mr. Justice Daniel K. Musinga
  9. Mr. Justice Patrick O. Kiage
  10. Mr. Justice S. Gatembu Kairu
  11. Mr. Justice Kathurima M’inoti – Director JTI
  12. Lady Justice Agnes K. Murgor 
  13. Lady Justice Fatuma Sichale
  14. Lady Justice Jamila Mohammed
  15. Mr. Justice Sankale Ole Kantai




Retired Court of Appeal Judges 

  1. Hon. Mr Justice John Mwera
  2. Hon. Justice Mr. Festus Azangalala
  3. Hon. Justice Mr. George B. M. Kariuki

Court of Appeal Contacts

Court of Appeal, Nairobi

P.O Box 30187





Court of Appeal, Nyeri

P.O Box 70




Court of Appeal, Kisumu

P.O Box 126




Court of Appeal, Malindi

P.O Box 2




Nakuru, Court of Appeal Registry

P.O. Box 61




Eldoret, Court of Appeal Registry

P.O. Box 141


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