Courts

Establishment of the Court

The Supreme Court is established under Article 163 of the Constitution as the final arbiter and interpreter of the Constitution

Composition of the court

The Court comprises of the Chief Justice, who is the President of the Court, the Deputy Chief Justice, who is the Vice-President of the Court and five other Judges

Jurisdiction

Exclusive original jurisdiction to hear and determine disputes relating to the elections to the office of President arising under Article 140 of the Constitution.

The Court has appellate jurisdiction to hear and determine appeals from the Court of Appeal and any other court or tribunal as prescribed by national legislation.

However appeals can only be;

As a matter of right where the case involves interpretation or application of the Constitution or a matter certified by the Supreme Court or the Court of Appeal as one that involves a matter of general public importance.

The Supreme Court may review a certification by the Court of Appeal and either affirm, vary or overturn it.

Render advisory opinion at the request of the National Government, any State organ, or any County Government with respect to any matter concerning County Government

Determine the validity of a declaration of a state of emergency; an extension of such a declaration or any legislation enacted or action taken in consequence of a declaration of a state of emergency.

Appeals from a tribunal constituted under Article 168 of the Constitution on removal of Judges from office.

 

Objective of the Court

These are provided for in Section 3 of the Supreme Court Act, No. 7, of 2011

  1. Assert the supremacy of the Constitution and the sovereignty of the people of Kenya;
  2. Provide authoritative and impartial interpretation of the Constitution;
  3. Develop rich jurisprudence that respects Kenya’s history and traditions and facilitates its social, economic and political growth;
  4. Enable important constitutional and other legal matters, especially matters on transition to the new Constitution be determined with due regard to the circumstances, history and cultures of the people; and
  5. Improve access to justice.

 

Seat of the Court

The Court sits in Nairobi at the Supreme Court building and is deemed to be properly constituted for purposes of its proceedings when five of the judges are sitting. Being the highest court in the land, all other courts are bound by its decisions

(L-R) Hon Lady Justice Njoki Ndungu, Hon Justice Prof J.B. Ojwang, Hon Lady Justice Philomena Mwilu,  Hon Justice David Maraga, Hon Justice Mohammed K. Ibrahim, Hon Justice Dr Smokin C. Wanjala and Hon Justice Isaac Lenaola.

NOTICE  [  Download  ]

SUPREME COURT OF KENYA

EASTER VACATION, 2018 

PURSUANT to Article 163 (1) (a) of the Constitution of Kenya and section 6 of the Supreme Court Act, 2011 and Rules 4 (c), 5 and 7C of the Supreme Court Rules 2012, the Chief Justice gives notice as follows:

 

The Easter Vacation of the Supreme Court shall commence on Thursday, 22nd March, 2018 and terminate on Tuesday 3rd April, 2018 both days inclusive.

 

A Judge will be available during the vacation to deal with matters that are urgent or require prompt attention.

 

During this period the Supreme Court registry shall be open to the public from 9.00a.m to 12p.m on all weekdays other than public holidays.

 

 

Dated this 12 day of March 2018

 

 

 

D.K. MARAGA

Chief Justice/President of the Supreme Court of Kenya

 

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Martin Wanderi & 9 others vs Engineering Registration Board & 4 others
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Courts Decisions, Supreme Court, Supreme Court, Supreme Court Decisions July 27, 2018 Download
Gladys Shollei Vs JSC ruling July 3, 2018
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Supreme Court Decisions July 5, 2018 Download
Civil Application No (1). 13 of 2018 Alfred Mutua_
 1 file(s)  120 downloads
Courts Decisions, Rulings, Supreme Court, Supreme Court, Supreme Court Decisions June 27, 2018 Download
Petition No. 7 of 2015. Charles Michael Angus Walker-Munro Vs Pamela Ann Walker-Munro. (Coram: Maraga, CJ & P, Ojwang, Wanjala, Njoki & Lenaola, SCJJ). In the Supreme Court of Kenya.
 1 file(s)  130 downloads
Downloads, Supreme Court Decisions May 11, 2018 Download
Petition 11 of 2015 Between KWS and Kenya Wildlife Agricultural Contractors Ltd
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Courts Decisions, Downloads, Supreme Court Decisions May 4, 2018 Download
Petition 2 of 2016 Between Jane Chaperenger and IEBC & 2 others
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Downloads, Supreme Court Decisions May 4, 2018 Download
Reference No. 1 of 2015: The Speaker, County Assembly of Embu. (Coram: Ibrahim, Ojwang, Wanjala, Njoki and Lenaola, SCJJ). In he Supreme Court of Kenya. Advisory Opinion delivered on March 9, 2018
 1 file(s)  106 downloads
Courts Decisions, Supreme Court Decisions March 14, 2018 Download
Public Notice – Determination of Presidential Election Petition(s)
 1 file(s)  29 downloads
Notices, Presidential Petitions March 1, 2018 Download
Revised Supreme Court Presidential Election Petition Rules 2017
 1 file(s)  47 downloads
Presidential Petitions March 1, 2018 Download
Final Judgement Petition Nos. 2 and 4
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Courts Decisions, Supreme Court Decisions March 2, 2018 Please login to download
Petition No. 15 of 2015
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Courts Decisions, Supreme Court Decisions March 2, 2018 Download
Supreme Court Registry Opening hours – Presidential Election Petition
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Notices, Presidential Petitions March 1, 2018 Download
Petition No. 15 of 2015 (as consolidated with Petition No 16 of 2015). Francis Karioko Muruatetu & Wilson Thirimbu Mwangi Vs Republic. Amicus Curiae: Katiba Institute, Death Penalty Project, Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, International Commission of Jurists-Kenya Chapter, Legal Resources Foundation & Attorney General . (Coram: Maraga CJ & P, Mwilu DCJ &VP, Ojwang, Wanjala, Njoki and Lenaola SCJJ.). In the Supreme Court of Kenya, Nairobi. Judgment delivered on December 14, 2017.
 1 file(s)  67 downloads
Supreme Court Decisions March 14, 2018 Download
Petition No. 5 of 2015. Republic Vs Karisa Chengo, Jefferson Kalama Kengha, Kitsao Charo Ngati. (Coram: Maraga, CJ & President; Mwilu, DCJ & Vice-President; Ibrahim; Ojwang; Wanjala; Njoki; and Lenaola, SCJJ). In the Supreme Court of Kenya, Nairobi. Ruling delivered on May 26, 2017.
 1 file(s)  41 downloads
Courts Decisions, Supreme Court Decisions March 14, 2018 Download
Application No. 10 of 2016. Community Uplift Ministries Inc Vs Nathan Chesang Moson and Others. (Being an Application for stay of execution of the part of the Judgment and Consequential Orders of the Court of Appeal of Kenya (Musinga, Gatembu, and Murgor JJ.A) delivered at Kisumu on 27th May, 2016). (Coram: Wanjala And Njoki, SCJJ). In the Supreme Court of Kenya, Nairobi. Ruling delivered on May 9, 2017.
 1 file(s)  37 downloads
Courts Decisions, Supreme Court Decisions March 14, 2018 Download
Civil Application No. 3 of 2016. County Executive of Kisumu Vs County Government of Kisumu and others. (Coram: Ibrahim & Wanjala, SCJJ). In the Supreme Court of Kenya, Nairobi, ruling delivered on March 24, 2017.
 1 file(s)  25 downloads
Courts Decisions, Supreme Court Decisions March 14, 2018 Download
Application No. 1 of 2016. Joseph Kinyua Gachaki Vs Pauline Wandia Kinyua. (Being an application for extension of time and review of the decision given by Court of Appeal at Nyeri (Waki, Nambuye & Kiagi, JJ.A) dated 2nd December, 2015, denying certificate of leave to file an appeal to the Supreme Court in Sup.Ct. Civil Application No. 3 of 2015). (Coram: Ibrahim & Wanjala, SCJJ). In the Supreme Court of Kenya, Nairobi, ruling delivered on March 24, 2017.
 1 file(s)  15 downloads
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Application No. 10 of 2016. Parliamentary Service Commission Vs Martin Nyaga Wambora and Others. (Appeal from the Judgment of the Court of Appeal at Nairobi (Okwengu, Kariuki & Mohammed, JJ.A) in Civil Appeal No. 194 of 2015 delivered on 11th December, 2015 on an Appeal from the Judgment of Mwongo PJ, Korir and Odunga, JJ; delivered in HC Petition No. 7 & 8 of 2014 (Consolidated)). (Coram: Wanjala & Lenaola, SCJJ). In the Supreme Court of Kenya, Nairobi, ruling delivered on March 24, 2017.
 1 file(s)  42 downloads
Courts Decisions, Supreme Court Decisions March 14, 2018 Download
Application No. 7 of 2016. Wilson Ngatia Karungaru (Suing as the personal representative of the estate of Geoffrey Karungaru Kabua) Vs Mbau Saw Mills & Hon. Attorney General. (Being an application for extension of time to file an application for Review of the Ruling of the Court of Appeal denying leave to appeal to the Supreme Court in Civil Appl. Sup. No. 2 of 2015 (Waki, Nambuye & Kiage JJ.A), delivered on 2nd December, 2015). (Coram: Ibrahim & Lenaola, SCJJ). In the Supreme Court of Kenya, Nairobi. Ruling delivered on March 24, 2017.
 1 file(s)  19 downloads
Courts Decisions, Supreme Court Decisions March 14, 2018 Download
Application No. 7A of 2016. Edward Akong’o Oyugi Vs Zacharia Okoth Obado, IEBC & Others. (Being an application for extension of time to file an application for review and setting aside of part of the Judgment of the Supreme Court in Petition No. 4 of 2014 delivered on 17th July, 2014 at Nairobi (Mutunga C.J&P, Rawal DC.J & V.P, Tunoi, Ibrahim, Ojwang, Wanjala & Njoki, SCJJ). (Coram: Ibrahim & Lenaola, SCJJ). In the Supreme Court of Kenya, Nairobi. Ruling delivered on March 24, 2017.
 1 file(s)  21 downloads
Courts Decisions, Supreme Court Decisions March 14, 2018 Download
Application No. 19 of 2016. Mutanga Tea & Coffee Limited Vs Shikara Limited & Municipal Council of Mombasa. (Now County Government of Mombasa). (Being an application for extension of time to file an application for review of the Court of Appeal decision denying leave to appeal to the Supreme Court in Civil Appeal No. 54 of 2014 (Makhandia, Ouko, M’Inoti, JJ.A), delivered on 17th June, 2016). (Coram: Njoki & Lenaola, SCJJ). In the Supreme Court of Kenya, Nairobi, ruling delivered on March 24, 2017.
 1 file(s)  15 downloads
Courts Decisions, Supreme Court Decisions March 14, 2018 Download
Civil Application No. 8 of 2015. Enock Irungu Vs Benson Irungu Mbaria, Muchangi Nduati Ngingo , (for and on behalf of Embakasi Welfare Society). (An application to strike out the notice of appeal in the intended appeal against the Judgement of the Court of Appeal delivered on 25th March 2015, under Rules 37 of the Supreme Court Rules, 2012). (Coram: Ojwang & Ndungu, SCJJ). In the Supreme Court of Kenya, Nairobi, ruling delivered on March 23, 2017.
 1 file(s)  12 downloads
Courts Decisions, Supreme Court Decisions March 14, 2018 Download
Criminal Application No. 34 of 2014. Director of Public Prosecutions Vs Ahmed Mohammed Omar & Others. (Coram: Ojwang & Njoki, SCJJ). In the Supreme Court of Kenya, Nairobi, ruling delivered on March 23, 2017.
 1 file(s)  20 downloads
Courts Decisions, Supreme Court Decisions March 14, 2018 Download
Misc. Application No. 26 of 2015. Stephen Wanyee Roki Vs K-Rep Bank Limited & Others. (An application for extension of time to file a notice of appeal under Sections 15 & 16 of the Supreme Court Act, 2011. (Coram: Ojwang & Ndungu, SCJJ). In the Supreme Court of Kenya, Nairobi, ruling delivered on March 23, 2017.
 1 file(s)  14 downloads
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Petition No. 14 of 2016. In The Matter of an Application for Stay of Proceedings in Criminal Case No. 122 of 2013 before the Principal Magistrate’s Court Butere – and – In The Matter of Criminal Appeal No 14 of 2016 Pending before This Honourable Court between Wycliffe Oparanya Ambetsa Vs Director of Public Prosecutions. (Coram:Ojwang & Lenaola SCJJ). In the Supreme Court of Kenya, Nairobi. Ruling delivered on March 2, 2017.
 1 file(s)  20 downloads
Courts Decisions, Supreme Court Decisions March 14, 2018 Download
Petition No. 17 of 2014. Chris Munga N. Bichage Vs Richard Nyagaka Tong’i, IEBC & Robert K. Ngeny. (Coram: Mwilu, DCJ & VP, Ibrahim, Ojwang, Wanjala, Njoki & Lenaola SCJJ). In the Supreme Court of Kenya, Nairobi. Judgment delivered on February 24, 2017.
 1 file(s)  12 downloads
Courts Decisions, Supreme Court Decisions March 14, 2018 Download
Petition No. 6 of 2014. Fredrick Otieno Outa Vs Jared Odoyo Okello, IEBC, Returning Officer, Nyando Constituency & ODM Party. (Coram: Mwilu; DCJ & V-P, Ibrahim, Ojwang, Wanjala, Njoki & Lenaola, SCJJ). In the Supreme Court of Kenya, Nairobi. Ruling delivered on February 24, 2017.
 1 file(s)  10 downloads
Courts Decisions, Supreme Court Decisions March 14, 2018 Download
Civil Application No. 23 of 2015. Kenya Revenue Authority Vs Habimana Sued Hemed & Attorney General. (Coram: Ojwang and Lenaola, SCJJ). In the Supreme Court of Kenya, Nairobi. Ruling delivered on January 26, 2017.
 1 file(s)  14 downloads
Courts Decisions, Supreme Court Decisions March 14, 2018 Download
Application 9 of 2015: In a matter of a Review and/or an appeal involving the identification, interpretation, application, execution and enforcement of the Constitution, Laws of Kenya and Rules of Kenya. Court of Appeal Civil Application Nos. NAI 55 of 2012 & NAI 288 of 2008, HCCA 335/97, HCCC 17 & 3 of 2001, HCCC 1026 of 2001 and HCCC 779 of 2009. Michael Mungai (Appellant/Applicant (Decree holder) Vs Housing Finance Co. (K) Ltd, Kenya Building Society Ltd & Others. (Coram: Ibrahim and Wanjala SCJJ). In the Supreme Court of Kenya, Nairobi. Ruling delivered on January 26, 2017.
 1 file(s)  21 downloads
Courts Decisions, Supreme Court Decisions March 14, 2018 Download
Petition No. 33 of 2014. Peter O. Ngoge & Associates Advocates Vs Coffee Board Of Kenya, Crystal Valuers Limited & Rachier & Amollo Advocates. (Coram: Mwilu; DCJ & V-P, Ojwang, Ibrahim, Wanjala & Njoki; SCJJ). In the Supreme Court of Kenya, Nairobi. Ruling delivered on January 26, 2017.
 1 file(s)  20 downloads
Courts Decisions, Supreme Court Decisions March 14, 2018 Download
In the Supreme Court of Kenya, Nairobi. Orders and Judgments of the Court issued on June 15, 2016.
 1 file(s)  26 downloads
Courts Decisions, Supreme Court Decisions March 14, 2018 Download

 

To access the Supreme Court Cause List, Visit http://kenyalaw.org

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Supreme Court Causelist as at 17th Aug 2018
 1 file(s)  73 downloads
Cause Lists, Supreme Court August 18, 2018 Download
Martin Wanderi & 9 others vs Engineering Registration Board & 4 others
 1 file(s)  147 downloads
Courts Decisions, Supreme Court, Supreme Court, Supreme Court Decisions July 27, 2018 Download
Causelist July 13- Sept 21, 2018
 1 file(s)  149 downloads
Cause List, Cause Lists, Supreme Court, Supreme Court July 13, 2018 Download
Causelist July – September 2018
 1 file(s)  105 downloads
Cause List, Supreme Court, Supreme Court July 5, 2018 Download
Causelist July 2- August 6, 2018
 1 file(s)  31 downloads
Cause List, Cause Lists, Supreme Court, Supreme Court July 3, 2018 Download
Civil Application No (1). 13 of 2018 Alfred Mutua_
 1 file(s)  120 downloads
Courts Decisions, Rulings, Supreme Court, Supreme Court, Supreme Court Decisions June 27, 2018 Download
Causelist June to August
 1 file(s)  41 downloads
Cause List, Cause Lists, Supreme Court, Supreme Court June 22, 2018 Download
Supreme Court Causelist
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Cause List, Cause Lists, Supreme Court, Supreme Court June 13, 2018 Download
CAUSE LIST 4TH JUNE TO 30TH JULY 2018
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Cause List, Cause Lists, Downloads, Supreme Court, Supreme Court May 30, 2018 Download
Supreme Court Causelist May 16-June 29, 2018
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Cause List, Cause Lists, Supreme Court, Supreme Court May 15, 2018 Download
Supreme Court Cause List as at May 3 2018
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Cause List, Downloads, Supreme Court, Supreme Court May 4, 2018 Download
Supreme Court Cause List as at 27 April 2018
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Cause List, Cause Lists, Supreme Court, Supreme Court May 4, 2018 Download
Supreme Court Cause List as at 26 April 2018
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Cause List, Cause Lists, Supreme Court, Supreme Court May 4, 2018 Download
Supreme Court of Kenya Easter Vacation, 2018
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Notices, Supreme Court April 6, 2018 Download
11th June to 2nd July SC Causelist
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Cause Lists, Supreme Court March 20, 2018 Download
15th June 2015 SC Causelist
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Cause Lists, Supreme Court March 20, 2018 Download
23rd June 2015 Causelist
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Cause Lists, Supreme Court March 20, 2018 Download
23rd June 2015 Causelist
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Cause Lists, Supreme Court March 20, 2018 Download
29th June 2015 SC Causelist
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Cause Lists, Supreme Court March 20, 2018 Download
21st July 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  11 downloads
Cause Lists, Supreme Court March 20, 2018 Download
21st Sept 2015 Causelist
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Cause Lists, Supreme Court March 20, 2018 Download
25th Sept 2015 Causelist
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Cause Lists, Supreme Court March 20, 2018 Download
16th Oct 2015 Causelist
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Cause Lists, Supreme Court March 20, 2018 Download
19th Oct 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  1 download
Cause Lists, Supreme Court March 20, 2018 Download
Oct 28th 2015 Causelist
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Cause Lists, Supreme Court March 20, 2018 Download
Nov 17th SC Causelist
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Cause Lists, Supreme Court March 20, 2018 Download
Nov 19th Causelist
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Cause Lists, Supreme Court March 20, 2018 Download
Nov 23 2015 Causelist
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Cause Lists, Supreme Court March 20, 2018 Download
Nov 30th 2015 SC Causelist
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Cause Lists, Supreme Court March 20, 2018 Download
19th Jan 2016 Causelist
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Cause Lists, Supreme Court March 20, 2018 Download
29th Jan 2016 Causelist
 1 file(s)  3 downloads
Cause Lists, Supreme Court March 20, 2018 Download
19th May 2016 Causelist
 1 file(s)  1 download
Cause Lists, Supreme Court March 20, 2018 Download
30th May 2016 Causelist
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Cause Lists, Supreme Court March 20, 2018 Download
16th Nov 2016 Causelist
 1 file(s)  1 download
Cause Lists, Supreme Court March 20, 2018 Download
21st Nov 2016 Causelist
 1 file(s)  1 download
Cause Lists, Supreme Court March 20, 2018 Download
29th Nov 2016 Causelist
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Cause Lists, Supreme Court March 20, 2018 Download
30th Nov 2016 Causelist
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Cause Lists, Supreme Court March 20, 2018 Download
20th Feb 2017 Causelist
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Cause Lists, Supreme Court March 20, 2018 Download
23rd May 2017 Causelist
 1 file(s)  2 downloads
Cause Lists, Supreme Court March 20, 2018 Download
June 5th Causelist
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Cause Lists, Supreme Court March 20, 2018 Download
16th June 2017 Causelist
 1 file(s)  1 download
Cause Lists, Supreme Court March 20, 2018 Download
Updated July 13 2017 Causelist
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Cause Lists, Supreme Court March 20, 2018 Download
18th July Causelist
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Cause Lists, Supreme Court March 20, 2018 Download
19th July Causelist
 1 file(s)  2 downloads
Cause Lists, Supreme Court March 20, 2018 Download
20th July 2017 Causelist
 1 file(s)  1 download
Cause Lists, Supreme Court March 20, 2018 Download
31st July 2017 Causelist
 1 file(s)  1 download
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4th Aug 2017 Causelist
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24th Oct 2017 Causelist
 1 file(s)  4 downloads
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Nov 13 2017 Causelist
 1 file(s)  1 download
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Causelist 17 Nov 2015
 1 file(s)  2 downloads
Cause Lists, Supreme Court March 20, 2018 Download
Nov 6 2017 Causelist
 1 file(s)  4 downloads
Cause Lists, Supreme Court March 20, 2018 Download
Causelist as at 15th Nov 2017
 1 file(s)  2 downloads
Cause Lists, Supreme Court March 20, 2018 Download
February 2018 Causelist
 1 file(s)  5 downloads
Cause Lists, Supreme Court March 20, 2018 Download
Jan 18 2018 Causelist
 1 file(s)  31 downloads
Cause Lists, Supreme Court March 20, 2018 Download

Click on the link below to download a summary of the fees and costs. 

Click on the link below to download the Service Delivery Charter

SERVICE DELIVERY CHARTER BROCHURE

Location

The Supreme Court Registry is located in Nairobi. The Court may have other sub registries as the Chief Justice may determine from time to time. 

General Values and Principles

The guiding principle in the registry procedures and processes is having due regard and utmost care for customers. The processes are informed by the following values

  • Professionalism
  • Respect
  • Courtesy
  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Humility
  • Openness
  • Patriotism
  • Timeliness
  • Sensitivity to persons with special needs and vulnerable groups

Working Hours

The Supreme Court Registry official working hours are 8.00am to 5.00pm or otherwise directed by the Chief Justice

Click on the link below for the steps in filing a case

STEPS IN FILING A CASE

THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF JUSTICE

Supreme Court Building
City Hall Way, Nairobi
P.O. Box 30041 – 00100, Nairobi
Tel. +254 20 2221221
chiefjustice@judiciary.go.ke
www.judiciary.go.ke

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