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.

Title
JUD/EOI/005/2019-2020: Expression of interest for the supply, delivery, installation, training and commissioning of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system for the Judiciary
 1 file(s)  185 downloads
2019 - 2020, Downloads, Expression of Interest (EOI) September 5, 2019 Download
JPIP/NCB/GOODS/03/2018-2019. Judicial Performance Improvement Project (JPIP) Credit No. 5181– KE, Project ID P105269. Supply and Delivery of Furniture
 1 file(s)  349 downloads
Downloads, JPIP February 5, 2019 Download
JPIP/NCB/GOODS/04/2018-2019. Judiciary Performance Improvement Project. Bidding Document for supply and delivery of Directional Signage
 1 file(s)  2746 downloads
Downloads, JPIP February 5, 2019 Download
JPIP/NCB/GOODS/01/2018-2019. Judicial Performance Improvement Project (JPIP) CREDIT NO. 5181– KE, PROJECT ID P105269. Supply, Installation and Commissioning of Court Recording and Transcription System at Judiciary Courts
 1 file(s)  227 downloads
Downloads, JPIP January 30, 2019 Download
JPIP/NCB/GOODS/02/2018-2019. Judicial Performance Improvement Project (JPIP) Credit No. 5181– KE, Project ID P105269. Supply and Delivery of Motor Vehicles
 1 file(s)  52 downloads
Downloads, JPIP January 30, 2019 Download
ADDENDUM NO.1 – CLARIFICATION TENDER NO JUD-008-2018-19
 1 file(s)  339 downloads
2017 - 2018, Downloads, Tenders December 21, 2018 Download
JUD/004/2018-2019:Tender document for supply and delivery of gowns
 1 file(s)  249 downloads
2017 - 2018, Tenders October 17, 2018 Download
JUD/005/2018-2019: Tender document for supply and delivery of office furniture
 1 file(s)  701 downloads
2017 - 2018, Tenders October 17, 2018 Download
JUD/001/2018-2019: Supply and Delivery of General Office Supplies under Framework Contract Reserved For Youth, Women and People with Disabilities
 1 file(s)  7182 downloads
2017 - 2018 August 27, 2018 Download
JUD/019/2017-2018 Lease of a Residential House for the Judiciary
 1 file(s)  125 downloads
2017 - 2018, Downloads May 30, 2018 Download
Addendum One for Tender JTI/003/2018-2019
 1 file(s)  2567 downloads
Addendum, Addendum, Downloads, Tenders May 28, 2018 Download
JTI /003/ 2017–2018: Provision of Hotel Services. (Conferencing, Accommodation Catering and Airport Transfers.)
 1 file(s)  389 downloads
2017 - 2018, Tenders May 24, 2018 Download
JTI/002/2018-2019: Provision of Comprehensive Cleaning Services at Judiciary Training Institute
 1 file(s)  535 downloads
2017 - 2018, Tenders May 24, 2018 Download
JTI/001/ 2018–2019: Provision of Air ticketing Services under a Framework Contract
 1 file(s)  315 downloads
2017 - 2018, Tenders May 24, 2018 Download
JUD/018/2017-2018 – PROPOSED RENOVATIONS AT MILIMANI LAW COURTS
 1 file(s)  101373 downloads
JUD 018 17 -18 May 4, 2018 Download
JPIP/NCB/WORKS/05/2017- 2018. Judicial Performance Improvement Project (JPIP). CREDIT NO.5181 – Ke, PROJECT ID NO. P105269. Proposed Construction of Kapsabet Law Courts
 1 file(s)  1326 downloads
Downloads, JPIP, Works/05/2017-2018 April 26, 2018 Download
Addendum No.01. JPIP/NCB/WORKS/05/2017- 2018. Judicial Performance Improvement Project (JPIP). CREDIT NO.5181 – Ke, PROJECT ID NO. P105269. Proposed Construction of Kapsabet Law Courts.
 1 file(s)  375 downloads
Addendum, Addendum, JPIP, JUD 05 17 -18 April 26, 2018 Download
ADDENDUM 1. JUD/017/2017-2018 – Supply, Delivery, Installation and Commissioning of three (3 No), 50KVA standby Generators for the Judiciary
 1 file(s)  147 downloads
Addendum April 26, 2018 Download
JUD/017/2017-2018. Proposed Supply, Delivery, Installation and Commissioning of Three (3NO.), 50 KVA Standby Generators for the Judiciary.
 1 file(s)  571 downloads
JUD 017 17 - 18 April 26, 2018 Download
JPIP CREDIT: 5181-KE CONTRACT NO. JPIP/NCB/GOODS/04/2017-2018 National Competitive Bidding Procurement Of Computers And Related Accessories Issued on: 22 March 2018.
 1 file(s)  637 downloads
Goods/04/2017-2018 March 26, 2018 Download
Terms of Reference Directorate of Building Services Architects, Quantity Surveyor, Civil Structural Engineers, Electrical/Mechanical Engineers & Clerk of Works
 1 file(s)  640 downloads
Expression of Interest (EOI) March 22, 2018 Download
Addendum No. 1. JUD/015/2017-2018. Prequalification of Suppliers for Supply of Goods, Services and Works for the Financial Years 2018/2019 – 2019/2020
 1 file(s)  1356 downloads
ADDENDUM March 19, 2018 Download
JUD 013/2017-2018 ADDENDUM 1 AND 2
 1 file(s)  196 downloads
ADDENDUM March 8, 2018 Download
JUD/013/2017 – 2018: Supply, Delivery, Installation and Commissioning of Internet and Wireless LAN Infrastructure
 1 file(s)  140 downloads
JUD 013 17 - 18 March 7, 2018 Download
JUD/012/2017–2018: Provision of Air ticketing Services under a Framework Contract
 1 file(s)  115 downloads
JUD 012 17 - 18 March 7, 2018 Download
JUD/011/2017 – 2018: Supply and Delivery of ICT Equipment Computers and Laptops for the Competition Tribunal
 1 file(s)  236 downloads
JUD 011 17 - 18 March 1, 2018 Download
JUD/008/2017-2018: Supply and Delivery of Office Furniture for the Competition Tribunal
 1 file(s)  85 downloads
JUD 08 17 - 18 March 1, 2018 Download
JPIP/EOI/CS/02/2017-2018: Request for Expression of Interest-Firm. Consulting Services for the development of an Online Editor. Judicial Performance Improvement Project (JPIP). CREDIT No. 5181-KE, PROJECT ID 105269
 1 file(s)  172 downloads
Expression of Interest (EOI) March 7, 2018 Download
JUD/009/2017-2018: Lease of a residential house for the Judiciary
 1 file(s)  29 downloads
JUD 09 17 - 18 March 1, 2018 Download
JUD/010/2017 – 2018: Supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of Internet and Wireless LAN infrastructure
 1 file(s)  140 downloads
JUD 10 17 - 18 March 1, 2018 Download
JPIP/NCB/GOODS/02/2017-2018. Judicial Performance Improvement Project (JPIP) CREDIT: 5181-KE Tender No. JPIP/NCB/GOODS/02/2017-2018 National Competitive Bidding Supply, Installation and Commissioning of a Server.
 1 file(s)  146 downloads
Goods/02/2017-2018 March 7, 2018 Download
JUD/007/2017-2018: Provision of Security Services. Restricted Tender. Cluster 5.
 1 file(s)  49 downloads
JUD 07 17 - 18 March 1, 2018 Download
Tender for Provision of Group Personal Insurance Cover – JUD/006/2017-2018
 1 file(s)  51 downloads
JUD 06 17 - 18 March 1, 2018 Download
Tender for Provision of Security Services – JUD/005/2017-2018 (Restricted Tender):
 1 file(s)  54 downloads
JUD 05 17 -18 March 1, 2018 Download
Tender for Lease of a Residential House for the Judiciary – JUD/006/2017 – 2018
 1 file(s)  39 downloads
JUD 06 17 - 18 March 1, 2018 Download
Tender for Borehole drilling and Equipping Works under cluster A (Makindu, Garissa, Kigumo & Chuka) – JPIP/NCB/WORKS/01/2017-2018
 1 file(s)  68 downloads
Works/01/2017-2018 March 7, 2018 Download
Tender for Borehole drilling and Equipping Works under cluster C (Vihiga, Nyando & Siaya)- JPIP/NCB/WORKS/03/2017-2018
 1 file(s)  57 downloads
Works/03/2017-2018 March 7, 2018 Download
Tender for Borehole drilling and Equipping Works under cluster D (Muhoroni, Oyugis & Nyamira)- JPIP/NCB/WORKS/04/2017-2018
 1 file(s)  55 downloads
Works/04/2017-2018 March 7, 2018 Download
Tender for Supply of ICT Equipment (Desktops, Laptops & Printers)
 1 file(s)  181 downloads
ADDENDUM March 7, 2018 Download
Tender for Supply and delivery of motor vehicles tyres
 1 file(s)  39 downloads
ADDENDUM March 7, 2018 Download
Tender for supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of Internet and wireless LAN infrastructure
 1 file(s)  58 downloads
ADDENDUM March 7, 2018 Download
Tender for provision of Security Service.
 1 file(s)  65 downloads
JUD 02 17 - 18 March 7, 2018 Download
Tender for provision of Motor Vehicles
 1 file(s)  66 downloads
Goods/01/2017-2018 March 7, 2018 Download
Tender for supply, installation and commissioning of a server.
 1 file(s)  70 downloads
Goods/02/2017-2018 March 7, 2018 Download
Tender for Provision of Security Services.
 1 file(s)  55 downloads
JUD 07 17 - 18 March 7, 2018 Download

 

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Title
JUD/EOI/005/2019-2020: Expression of interest for the supply, delivery, installation, training and commissioning of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system for the Judiciary
 1 file(s)  185 downloads
2019 - 2020, Downloads, Expression of Interest (EOI) September 5, 2019 Download
JPIP/NCB/GOODS/03/2018-2019. Judicial Performance Improvement Project (JPIP) Credit No. 5181– KE, Project ID P105269. Supply and Delivery of Furniture
 1 file(s)  349 downloads
Downloads, JPIP February 5, 2019 Download
JPIP/NCB/GOODS/04/2018-2019. Judiciary Performance Improvement Project. Bidding Document for supply and delivery of Directional Signage
 1 file(s)  2746 downloads
Downloads, JPIP February 5, 2019 Download
JPIP/NCB/GOODS/01/2018-2019. Judicial Performance Improvement Project (JPIP) CREDIT NO. 5181– KE, PROJECT ID P105269. Supply, Installation and Commissioning of Court Recording and Transcription System at Judiciary Courts
 1 file(s)  227 downloads
Downloads, JPIP January 30, 2019 Download
JPIP/NCB/GOODS/02/2018-2019. Judicial Performance Improvement Project (JPIP) Credit No. 5181– KE, Project ID P105269. Supply and Delivery of Motor Vehicles
 1 file(s)  52 downloads
Downloads, JPIP January 30, 2019 Download
ADDENDUM NO.1 – CLARIFICATION TENDER NO JUD-008-2018-19
 1 file(s)  339 downloads
2017 - 2018, Downloads, Tenders December 21, 2018 Download
JUD/004/2018-2019:Tender document for supply and delivery of gowns
 1 file(s)  249 downloads
2017 - 2018, Tenders October 17, 2018 Download
JUD/005/2018-2019: Tender document for supply and delivery of office furniture
 1 file(s)  701 downloads
2017 - 2018, Tenders October 17, 2018 Download
JUD/001/2018-2019: Supply and Delivery of General Office Supplies under Framework Contract Reserved For Youth, Women and People with Disabilities
 1 file(s)  7182 downloads
2017 - 2018 August 27, 2018 Download
JUD/019/2017-2018 Lease of a Residential House for the Judiciary
 1 file(s)  125 downloads
2017 - 2018, Downloads May 30, 2018 Download
Addendum One for Tender JTI/003/2018-2019
 1 file(s)  2567 downloads
Addendum, Addendum, Downloads, Tenders May 28, 2018 Download
JTI /003/ 2017–2018: Provision of Hotel Services. (Conferencing, Accommodation Catering and Airport Transfers.)
 1 file(s)  389 downloads
2017 - 2018, Tenders May 24, 2018 Download
JTI/002/2018-2019: Provision of Comprehensive Cleaning Services at Judiciary Training Institute
 1 file(s)  535 downloads
2017 - 2018, Tenders May 24, 2018 Download
JTI/001/ 2018–2019: Provision of Air ticketing Services under a Framework Contract
 1 file(s)  315 downloads
2017 - 2018, Tenders May 24, 2018 Download
JUD/018/2017-2018 – PROPOSED RENOVATIONS AT MILIMANI LAW COURTS
 1 file(s)  101373 downloads
JUD 018 17 -18 May 4, 2018 Download
JPIP/NCB/WORKS/05/2017- 2018. Judicial Performance Improvement Project (JPIP). CREDIT NO.5181 – Ke, PROJECT ID NO. P105269. Proposed Construction of Kapsabet Law Courts
 1 file(s)  1326 downloads
Downloads, JPIP, Works/05/2017-2018 April 26, 2018 Download
Addendum No.01. JPIP/NCB/WORKS/05/2017- 2018. Judicial Performance Improvement Project (JPIP). CREDIT NO.5181 – Ke, PROJECT ID NO. P105269. Proposed Construction of Kapsabet Law Courts.
 1 file(s)  375 downloads
Addendum, Addendum, JPIP, JUD 05 17 -18 April 26, 2018 Download
ADDENDUM 1. JUD/017/2017-2018 – Supply, Delivery, Installation and Commissioning of three (3 No), 50KVA standby Generators for the Judiciary
 1 file(s)  147 downloads
Addendum April 26, 2018 Download
JUD/017/2017-2018. Proposed Supply, Delivery, Installation and Commissioning of Three (3NO.), 50 KVA Standby Generators for the Judiciary.
 1 file(s)  571 downloads
JUD 017 17 - 18 April 26, 2018 Download
JPIP CREDIT: 5181-KE CONTRACT NO. JPIP/NCB/GOODS/04/2017-2018 National Competitive Bidding Procurement Of Computers And Related Accessories Issued on: 22 March 2018.
 1 file(s)  637 downloads
Goods/04/2017-2018 March 26, 2018 Download
Terms of Reference Directorate of Building Services Architects, Quantity Surveyor, Civil Structural Engineers, Electrical/Mechanical Engineers & Clerk of Works
 1 file(s)  640 downloads
Expression of Interest (EOI) March 22, 2018 Download
Addendum No. 1. JUD/015/2017-2018. Prequalification of Suppliers for Supply of Goods, Services and Works for the Financial Years 2018/2019 – 2019/2020
 1 file(s)  1356 downloads
ADDENDUM March 19, 2018 Download
JUD 013/2017-2018 ADDENDUM 1 AND 2
 1 file(s)  196 downloads
ADDENDUM March 8, 2018 Download
JUD/013/2017 – 2018: Supply, Delivery, Installation and Commissioning of Internet and Wireless LAN Infrastructure
 1 file(s)  140 downloads
JUD 013 17 - 18 March 7, 2018 Download
JUD/012/2017–2018: Provision of Air ticketing Services under a Framework Contract
 1 file(s)  115 downloads
JUD 012 17 - 18 March 7, 2018 Download
JUD/011/2017 – 2018: Supply and Delivery of ICT Equipment Computers and Laptops for the Competition Tribunal
 1 file(s)  236 downloads
JUD 011 17 - 18 March 1, 2018 Download
JUD/008/2017-2018: Supply and Delivery of Office Furniture for the Competition Tribunal
 1 file(s)  85 downloads
JUD 08 17 - 18 March 1, 2018 Download
JPIP/EOI/CS/02/2017-2018: Request for Expression of Interest-Firm. Consulting Services for the development of an Online Editor. Judicial Performance Improvement Project (JPIP). CREDIT No. 5181-KE, PROJECT ID 105269
 1 file(s)  172 downloads
Expression of Interest (EOI) March 7, 2018 Download
JUD/009/2017-2018: Lease of a residential house for the Judiciary
 1 file(s)  29 downloads
JUD 09 17 - 18 March 1, 2018 Download
JUD/010/2017 – 2018: Supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of Internet and Wireless LAN infrastructure
 1 file(s)  140 downloads
JUD 10 17 - 18 March 1, 2018 Download
JPIP/NCB/GOODS/02/2017-2018. Judicial Performance Improvement Project (JPIP) CREDIT: 5181-KE Tender No. JPIP/NCB/GOODS/02/2017-2018 National Competitive Bidding Supply, Installation and Commissioning of a Server.
 1 file(s)  146 downloads
Goods/02/2017-2018 March 7, 2018 Download
JUD/007/2017-2018: Provision of Security Services. Restricted Tender. Cluster 5.
 1 file(s)  49 downloads
JUD 07 17 - 18 March 1, 2018 Download
Tender for Provision of Group Personal Insurance Cover – JUD/006/2017-2018
 1 file(s)  51 downloads
JUD 06 17 - 18 March 1, 2018 Download
Tender for Provision of Security Services – JUD/005/2017-2018 (Restricted Tender):
 1 file(s)  54 downloads
JUD 05 17 -18 March 1, 2018 Download
Tender for Lease of a Residential House for the Judiciary – JUD/006/2017 – 2018
 1 file(s)  39 downloads
JUD 06 17 - 18 March 1, 2018 Download
Tender for Borehole drilling and Equipping Works under cluster A (Makindu, Garissa, Kigumo & Chuka) – JPIP/NCB/WORKS/01/2017-2018
 1 file(s)  68 downloads
Works/01/2017-2018 March 7, 2018 Download
Tender for Borehole drilling and Equipping Works under cluster C (Vihiga, Nyando & Siaya)- JPIP/NCB/WORKS/03/2017-2018
 1 file(s)  57 downloads
Works/03/2017-2018 March 7, 2018 Download
Tender for Borehole drilling and Equipping Works under cluster D (Muhoroni, Oyugis & Nyamira)- JPIP/NCB/WORKS/04/2017-2018
 1 file(s)  55 downloads
Works/04/2017-2018 March 7, 2018 Download
Tender for Supply of ICT Equipment (Desktops, Laptops & Printers)
 1 file(s)  181 downloads
ADDENDUM March 7, 2018 Download
Tender for Supply and delivery of motor vehicles tyres
 1 file(s)  39 downloads
ADDENDUM March 7, 2018 Download
Tender for supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of Internet and wireless LAN infrastructure
 1 file(s)  58 downloads
ADDENDUM March 7, 2018 Download
Tender for provision of Security Service.
 1 file(s)  65 downloads
JUD 02 17 - 18 March 7, 2018 Download
Tender for provision of Motor Vehicles
 1 file(s)  66 downloads
Goods/01/2017-2018 March 7, 2018 Download
Tender for supply, installation and commissioning of a server.
 1 file(s)  70 downloads
Goods/02/2017-2018 March 7, 2018 Download
Tender for Provision of Security Services.
 1 file(s)  55 downloads
JUD 07 17 - 18 March 7, 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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