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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Service Week – Nyeri High Court Cause List for September 2018
 1 file(s)  77 downloads
Cause Lists, Downloads, High Court, High Court September 4, 2018 Download
Service Week – Machakos Service Week Causelist for September 2018
 1 file(s)  24 downloads
Cause Lists, Downloads, High Court September 4, 2018 Download
Service Week – Kakamega High Court Causelist for September 2018
 1 file(s)  30 downloads
Cause Lists, Downloads, High Court, High Court September 4, 2018 Download
Service Week – Judicial Review Cause List for Week 3rd Sept- 14th Sept 2018 Service Week Matters (5)
 1 file(s)  21 downloads
Cause Lists, Downloads, High Court, High Court September 4, 2018 Download
Service Week – Bungoma Cause list for September 2018
 1 file(s)  9 downloads
Cause Lists, Downloads, High Court, High Court September 4, 2018 Download
Service Week – Mombasa- Civil Causelist for September 2018
 1 file(s)  26 downloads
Cause Lists, Downloads, High Court, High Court September 4, 2018 Download
Download Meru service week cause lists for September 2018
 1 file(s)  23 downloads
Cause Lists, Downloads, High Court, High Court September 4, 2018 Download
Download Eldoret Service Week Cause lists for September 2018
 1 file(s)  29 downloads
Cause Lists, Downloads, High Court, High Court September 4, 2018 Download
Download High Court Service Week Cause Lists September 2018
 1 file(s)  37 downloads
Cause Lists, Downloads, High Court September 4, 2018 Download
Judicial Review 30th July 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  17 downloads
High Court March 26, 2018 Download
Constitutional 30th July 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  12 downloads
High Court March 26, 2018 Download
Commercial Admiralty Division 30th July 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  18 downloads
High Court March 26, 2018 Download
Civil Division 30th July 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  17 downloads
High Court March 26, 2018 Download
Family Division 30th July 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  35 downloads
High Court March 26, 2018 Download
Family Division 31st July 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  17 downloads
High Court March 26, 2018 Download
Commercial Admiralty Division 31st July 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  13 downloads
High Court March 26, 2018 Download
Criminal Division 31st July 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  34 downloads
High Court March 26, 2018 Download
Judicial Review Division 31st July 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  8 downloads
High Court March 26, 2018 Download
Machakos, 14th to 24th Sept 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  5 downloads
High Court March 26, 2018 Download
Machakos, 21st to 25th Sept 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  6 downloads
High Court March 26, 2018 Download
Amended Machakos Causelist 21st to 25th 2015
 1 file(s)  7 downloads
High Court March 26, 2018 Download
Machakos, 28th Sept to 1st Oct 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  6 downloads
High Court March 26, 2018 Download
Malindi, 8th Oct 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  8 downloads
High Court March 26, 2018 Download
Machakos, 5th to 8th Oct 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  5 downloads
High Court March 26, 2018 Download
Malindi 12th to 15th Oct Causelist
 1 file(s)  6 downloads
High Court March 26, 2018 Download
Machakos, 12 to 15th Oct 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  6 downloads
High Court March 26, 2018 Download
Malindi, 19th October Causelist
 1 file(s)  17 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
Mombasa HC 19th to 23rd Oct 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  20 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
ELC 2nd to 5th Nov 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  15 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
Machakos, 2 November 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  5 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
Kitale HC, 9th to 12th November 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  11 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
Malindi, November 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  7 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
Machakos HC 11th to 14th January 2016 Causelist
 1 file(s)  6 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
Machakos HC 18th to 21st January 2016 Causelist
 1 file(s)  6 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
Machakos HC 25th to 28th Jan 2016 Causelist
 1 file(s)  6 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
Machakos HC 25th to 27th Jan 2016 Causelist
 1 file(s)  5 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
Machakos HC 1st to 4th Feb 2016 Causelist
 1 file(s)  6 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
Machakos HC 8th Feb to 10th Feb 2016 Causelist
 1 file(s)  5 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
Machakos HC 15th to 18th Feb 2016 Causelist
 1 file(s)  5 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
Machakos HC 22nd to 25th Feb 2016 Causelist
 1 file(s)  6 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
Machakos HC 29th Feb to 3rd March 2016 Causelist
 1 file(s)  7 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
Machakos High Court, 7th to 10th March 2016 Causelist
 1 file(s)  8 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
Machakos High Court, 14th to 18th March 2016 Causelist
 1 file(s)  13 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
Kiambu Law Courts, 29th June Causelist
 1 file(s)  51 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
Kiambu Law Courts, 6th July 2016 Causelist
 1 file(s)  17 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
Kiambu Law Courts, 12th July 2016 Causelist
 1 file(s)  20 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
Kitale 21st Aug 2017 Causelist
 1 file(s)  46 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download

 

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

Title
Service Week – Nyeri High Court Cause List for September 2018
 1 file(s)  77 downloads
Cause Lists, Downloads, High Court, High Court September 4, 2018 Download
Service Week – Machakos Service Week Causelist for September 2018
 1 file(s)  24 downloads
Cause Lists, Downloads, High Court September 4, 2018 Download
Service Week – Kakamega High Court Causelist for September 2018
 1 file(s)  30 downloads
Cause Lists, Downloads, High Court, High Court September 4, 2018 Download
Service Week – Judicial Review Cause List for Week 3rd Sept- 14th Sept 2018 Service Week Matters (5)
 1 file(s)  21 downloads
Cause Lists, Downloads, High Court, High Court September 4, 2018 Download
Service Week – Bungoma Cause list for September 2018
 1 file(s)  9 downloads
Cause Lists, Downloads, High Court, High Court September 4, 2018 Download
Service Week – Mombasa- Civil Causelist for September 2018
 1 file(s)  26 downloads
Cause Lists, Downloads, High Court, High Court September 4, 2018 Download
Download Meru service week cause lists for September 2018
 1 file(s)  23 downloads
Cause Lists, Downloads, High Court, High Court September 4, 2018 Download
Download Eldoret Service Week Cause lists for September 2018
 1 file(s)  29 downloads
Cause Lists, Downloads, High Court, High Court September 4, 2018 Download
Download High Court Service Week Cause Lists September 2018
 1 file(s)  37 downloads
Cause Lists, Downloads, High Court September 4, 2018 Download
Judicial Review 30th July 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  17 downloads
High Court March 26, 2018 Download
Constitutional 30th July 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  12 downloads
High Court March 26, 2018 Download
Commercial Admiralty Division 30th July 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  18 downloads
High Court March 26, 2018 Download
Civil Division 30th July 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  17 downloads
High Court March 26, 2018 Download
Family Division 30th July 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  35 downloads
High Court March 26, 2018 Download
Family Division 31st July 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  17 downloads
High Court March 26, 2018 Download
Commercial Admiralty Division 31st July 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  13 downloads
High Court March 26, 2018 Download
Criminal Division 31st July 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  34 downloads
High Court March 26, 2018 Download
Judicial Review Division 31st July 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  8 downloads
High Court March 26, 2018 Download
Machakos, 14th to 24th Sept 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  5 downloads
High Court March 26, 2018 Download
Machakos, 21st to 25th Sept 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  6 downloads
High Court March 26, 2018 Download
Amended Machakos Causelist 21st to 25th 2015
 1 file(s)  7 downloads
High Court March 26, 2018 Download
Machakos, 28th Sept to 1st Oct 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  6 downloads
High Court March 26, 2018 Download
Malindi, 8th Oct 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  8 downloads
High Court March 26, 2018 Download
Machakos, 5th to 8th Oct 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  5 downloads
High Court March 26, 2018 Download
Malindi 12th to 15th Oct Causelist
 1 file(s)  6 downloads
High Court March 26, 2018 Download
Machakos, 12 to 15th Oct 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  6 downloads
High Court March 26, 2018 Download
Malindi, 19th October Causelist
 1 file(s)  17 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
Mombasa HC 19th to 23rd Oct 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  20 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
ELC 2nd to 5th Nov 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  15 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
Machakos, 2 November 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  5 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
Kitale HC, 9th to 12th November 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  11 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
Malindi, November 2015 Causelist
 1 file(s)  7 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
Machakos HC 11th to 14th January 2016 Causelist
 1 file(s)  6 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
Machakos HC 18th to 21st January 2016 Causelist
 1 file(s)  6 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
Machakos HC 25th to 28th Jan 2016 Causelist
 1 file(s)  6 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
Machakos HC 25th to 27th Jan 2016 Causelist
 1 file(s)  5 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
Machakos HC 1st to 4th Feb 2016 Causelist
 1 file(s)  6 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
Machakos HC 8th Feb to 10th Feb 2016 Causelist
 1 file(s)  5 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
Machakos HC 15th to 18th Feb 2016 Causelist
 1 file(s)  5 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
Machakos HC 22nd to 25th Feb 2016 Causelist
 1 file(s)  6 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
Machakos HC 29th Feb to 3rd March 2016 Causelist
 1 file(s)  7 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
Machakos High Court, 7th to 10th March 2016 Causelist
 1 file(s)  8 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
Machakos High Court, 14th to 18th March 2016 Causelist
 1 file(s)  13 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
Kiambu Law Courts, 29th June Causelist
 1 file(s)  51 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
Kiambu Law Courts, 6th July 2016 Causelist
 1 file(s)  17 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
Kiambu Law Courts, 12th July 2016 Causelist
 1 file(s)  20 downloads
High Court March 23, 2018 Download
Kitale 21st Aug 2017 Causelist
 1 file(s)  46 downloads
High Court March 23, 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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