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OVERVIEW

Historical Background

The High Court of Kenya has been in existence since the East African Order in Council of 1897 and the Crown Regulations, which established the Kenyan legal system. Through the order in Council, English Law was introduced to the Kenyan Ordinances and to administer the English Law, the colonial power introduced various classes of courts. The court with jurisdiction over all persons in the territory was first established in 1897, referred to as Her Majesty’s court of East Africa, which was later renamed as the High Court of East Africa. The Court was first established in Zanzibar and later moved to Mombasa within the Kenyan protectorate in 1902. In 1911, the High Court was transferred to Nairobi and British Indian Legal practices were substituted with English Law. The first courthouse in Nairobi was at the DC’s office in Upper Hill near present day Nairobi Club. It was later transferred to Town Hall within the city centre. From 1923, the Theatre Royal served as the seat of the High Court, with the Chief Justice and witnesses being accommodated on the stage. The High Court relocated to the present Supreme Court Building in 1931.

Later on the ordinance established the Supreme Court within the Kenyan protectorate that was the equivalent of the High Court in the Eastern Africa Protectorates of Uganda and Tanganyika. However, when Kenya became a Republic in 1964, the Supreme Court was renamed the High Court with unlimited original criminal and civil jurisdiction over all persons, regardless of racial or ethnic considerations.”

Mandate of the Court

The High Court is established under Article 165 of the Constitution. The Court is clothed with inherent jurisdiction to: determine all Criminal and Civil Matters; determine cases concerning the violation and or infringement of the bill of rights; hear appeals from subordinate courts and tribunals; interpret the constitution; and, exercise supervisory jurisdiction over the subordinate courts and over any person, body or authority exercising a judicial or quasi-judicial function. Any other jurisdiction original or appellate conferred to it by an act parliament.

High Court Stations and Divisions

There are currently 41 High Court Stations. There are also seven Divisions established as listed below. 

      1.Family

      2.Commercial and Tax

      3.Civil

      4.Criminal

      5.Constitutional and Human Rights

      6.Judicial Review

      7.Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes

Admiralty cases are filed and heard in Mombasa High Court.

There are 82 judges serving in the High Court compared to the legal establishment of a maximum of 200.

ADMINISTRATION

JUDGES OF THE HIGH COURT

High Court  Principal Judge, Hon. Lady Justice Lydia Awino Achode

 NAMESTATION
1.      Hon. Justice A. Mbogholi Msagha, Presiding Judge Civil Division Milimani
2.      Hon. Justice Hatari Peter George Waweru, Presiding JudgeNanyuki
3.      Hon. Lady Justice Jessie Wanjiku Lesiit, Presiding Judge, Criminal Division Milimani
4.      Hon.Justice Joseph Sergon Milimani
5.      Hon. Lady Justice Roselyne P.V. Wendoh, Presiding Judge Migori
6.      Hon. Justice George Matatia Abaleka Dulu, Presiding JudgeMakueni
7.      Hon. Lady Justice Mary Kasango, Presiding JudgeKiambu
8.       Hon. Justice Fredrick Andago Ochieng, Presiding JudgeKisumu
9.      Hon. Justice Luka Kiprotich Kimaru, Presiding JudgeKitale
10.  Hon. Justice Joseph R. Karanja, Presiding JudgeHoma Bay
11.  Hon. Lady Justice Hellen A. Omondi, Presiding JudgeEldoret
12.  Hon. Justice Aggrey O. Muchelule, Presiding Judge, Family Division Milimani
13.  Hon. Lady Justice Florence N. Muchemi, Presiding JudgeNyeri
14.  Hon. Lady Justice Maureen Akinyi OderoMilimani
15.  Hon. Lady Justice Abida. Ali-Aroni, Presiding JudgeGarissa
16.  Hon. Justice Said Juma Chitembwe Milimani
17.  Hon. Justice Joel Mwaura Ngugi, Presiding JudgeNakuru
18.  Hon. Lady Justice Grace Mumbi Ngugi, Presiding JudgeMilimani
19.  Hon. Justice Edward Muthoga Muriithi, Presiding JudgeMeru
20.  Hon. Lady Justice Pauline Nyamweya, Presiding Judge Judicial Review Division Milimani
21.  Hon. Justice Kanyi Kimondo, Presiding JudgeMurang’a
22.  Hon. Justice David Amilcar S. Majanja (JSC Commissioner)Milimani
23.  Hon. Lady Justice Cecilia Wathaiya GithuaMilimani
24.  Hon. Lady Justice Beatrice Nthiori ThuraniraMilimani
25.  Hon. Justice Weldon K. Korir, Presiding Judge Constitutional & Human Rights Division Milimani
26.  Lady. Justice Grace Nzioka Milimani
27.  Hon. Lady Justice Christine W. Meoli Milimani
28.  Hon. Lady Justice Hedwig Imbosa Ong’udiMilimani
29.  Hon. Lady Justice Stella Ngali Mutuku Milimani
30.  Hon. Justice James Wakiaga (Lodwar) Milimani
31.  Hon. Lady Justice Rose Edwina Atieno Ougo, Presiding JudgeKisii
32.  Hon. Justice Eric Kennedy O. Ogola, Presiding Judge (Voi) Mombasa
33.  Hon. Justice George Vincent Odunga, Presiding JudgeMachakos
34.  Hon. Justice Hilary Kiplagat ChemiteiNakuru
35.  Hon. Justice James Aaron MakauMilimani
36.  Hon. Justice Francis TuiyottMilimani
37.  Hon. Lady Justice Roselyne Korir, Presiding JudgeBomet
38.  Hon. Justice Richard Mururu Mwongo, Presiding JudgeNaivasha
39.  Hon. Justice Alfred Mabeya, Presiding JudgeMilimani
40.  Hon. Lady Justice Lydia Awino Achode ( Principal Judge)Milimani
41.  Hon. Lady Justice Abigail MshilaNyeri
42.  Hon. Justice William Musyoka, Presiding JudgeKakamega
43.  Hon. Lady Justice Jacqueline N. KamauKisumu
44.  Hon. Justice Ngaah JairusMilimani
45.  Hon. Justice Francis Muthuku Gikonyo, Presiding JudgeNarok
46.  Hon. Justice Martin Muya Mati (Suspended)Bomet
47.  Hon. Lady Justice Esther Nyambura Maina, Presiding JudgeNyamira
48.  Hon. Lady Justice Lilian Nambwire MutendeMilimani
49.  Hon. Lady Justice Grace Wangui NgenyeMilimani
50.  Hon. Justice Justus Momanyi Bwongonga, Presiding Judge (Kapenguria) Kabarnet
51.  Hon. Lady Justice Roselyne M. Ekirapa Aburili, Presiding JudgeSiaya
52.  Hon. Justice Enock Chacha Mwita, Presiding JudgeKajiado
53.  Hon. Justice Robert Kipkoech Limo, Presiding JudgeKitui
54.  Hon. Justice Charles Kariuki Mutungi, Presiding JudgeNyandarua
55.  Hon. Justice Anthony Charo MurimaMilimani
56.  Hon. Lady Justice Janet Nzilani Mulwa, Presiding JudgeKerugoya
57.  Hon. Lady Justice Farah Amin Kakamega
58.  Hon. Lady Justice Margaret Waringa MuigaiMilimani
59.  Hon. Justice Stephen Riechi, Presiding JudgeBungoma
60.  Hon. Justice Olga SeweEldoret
61.  Hon. Lady Justice Wilfrida OkwanyMilimani
62.  Hon. Justice Patrick OtienoMeru
63.  Hon. Justice Anthony Ndung’uKisii
64.  Hon. Lady Justice Mugure ThandeMilimani
65.  Hon. Lady Justice Margaret MwangiMombasa
66.  Hon. Justice Stephen GithinjiEldoret
67.  Hon. Lady Justice Dorah O. ChepkwonyMombasa
68.  Hon. Lady Justice Asenath Ongeri, Presiding JudgeKericho
69.  Hon. Justice Kiarie Waweru KiarieBusia
70.  Hon. Lady Justice Lucy Njuguna, Presiding JudgeEmbu
71.  Hon. Justice John MativoMilimani
72.  Hon. Justice Reuben Nyakundi, Presiding Judge (Garsen)Malindi
73.  Hon. Mr. Justice Onyiego John NyabutoMombasa
74.  Hon. Lady Justice Cherere Thripsisa Wanjiku WamaeMeru
75.  Hon. Mr. Justice Ogola Daniel OgemboMilimani
76.  Hon. Lady Justice Gitari Lucy Waruguru, Presiding JudgeChuka
77.  Hon. Lady Justice Rachel C. B NgetichNakuru
78.  Hon. Mr. Justice Kemei David KipyegomenMachakos
79.  Hon. Lady Justice Anne Adwera Colleta ApondiMombasa
80.  Hon. Lady Justice Matheka Teresia MumbuaNyeri
81.  Hon. Mr. Justice Nyaga Jesse Njagi, Presiding JudgeMarsabit
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S/NOHIGH COURT STATIONTELEPHONE NUMBERADDRESSTOWN
1. MILIMANI LAW COURTBOX 30041-00100NAIROBI
2. KISUMU LAW COURTBOX 126KISUMU
3. SIAYA LAW COURTBOX 67SIAYA
4. HOMA-BAY LAW COURTBOX 40HOMA-BAY
5. MIGORI LAW COURTBOX 241SUNA MIGORI
6. KISII LAW COURTBOX 69KISII
7. NYAMIRA LAW COURTBOX 10NYAMIRA
8. KAKAMEGA LAW COURTBOX 22KAKAMEGA
9. BUNGOMA LAW COURTBOX 365BUNGOMA
10. BUSIA  LAW COURTBOX 161BUSIA (K)
11. NAKURU LAW COURTBOX 61NAKURU
12. NAIVASHA LAW COURTBOX 81NAIVASHA
13. KABARNET  LAW COURTBOX 66KABARNET
14. NANYUKI LAW COURTBOX 252 NANYUKI
15. KERICHO LAW COURTBOX 69KERICHO
16. BOMET LAW COURTBOX 21BOMET
17. NAROK LAW COURTBOX 75NAROK
18. KAJIADO LAW COURTBOX 73KAJIADO
19. LODWAR LAW COURTBOX 54LODWAR
20. KAPENGURIA LAW COURTBOX 129KAPENGURIA
21. ELDORET LAW COURTBOX 141ELDORET
22. KITALE LAW COURTBOX 641KITALE
23. NYERI LAW COURTBOX 70NYERI
24. KERUGOYA LAW COURTBOX 17KERUGOYA
25. MURANG'A LAW COURTBOX 146MURANGA
26. KIAMBU LAW COURTBOX 87KIAMBU
27. EMBU LAW COURTBOX 256EMBU
28. MERU LAW COURTBOX 118MERU
29. CHUKA LAW COURTBOX 73 CHUKA
30. MACHAKOS LAW COURTBOX 145MACHAKOS
31. MAKUENI LAW COURTBOX 145MAKUENI
32. KITUI LAW COURTBOX 176KITUI
33. MARSABIT LAW COURTBOX 137MARSABIT
34. GARISSA LAW COURTBOX 68GARISSA
35. MOMBASA LAW COURTBOX 90140MOMBASA
36. VOI LAW COURTBOX 110VOI
37. MALINDI LAW COURTBOX 2MALINDI
38. GARSEN LAW COURTBOX 30GARSEN
39. NYAHURURU LAW COURTBOX 234NYAHURURU
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