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.

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Chief Justice David Maraga key note address at official opening of the East Africa Arbitration Conference
 1 file(s)  18 downloads
CJ Speeches, Other Speeches, Speeches August 29, 2019 Download
Speech by CJ David Maraga at Judges’ Colloquium in Mombasa
 1 file(s)  63 downloads
CJ Speeches, Downloads, Other Speeches, Speeches August 21, 2019 Download
Speech by CJ Maraga at official opening of new court building at Nyamira
 1 file(s)  23 downloads
CJ Speeches, Downloads, Other Speeches, Speeches August 16, 2019 Download
Speech by CJ David Maraga at the official opening of a new court building at Vihiga Law Courts
 1 file(s)  44 downloads
CJ Speeches, Downloads, Other Speeches, Speeches July 12, 2019 Download
Speech by Chief Justice David Maraga at official launch of the Third Cycle Performance Management and Measurement Understandings Evaluation Report
 1 file(s)  47 downloads
CJ Speeches, Downloads, Other Speeches, Speeches June 20, 2019 Download
Remarks by Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu at ELC Annual Judges Conference in Mombasa
 1 file(s)  59 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Downloads, Other Speeches, Speeches June 6, 2019 Download
Remarks by Chief Justice David Maraga at the Oxford Union Conference, 4th June 2019, Oxford University, United Kingdom
 1 file(s)  210 downloads
CJ Speeches, Downloads, Other Speeches, Speeches June 5, 2019 Download
Remarks by Deputy CJ Philomena Mwilu at during the EDR debrief for Court of Appeal Judges in Mombasa
 1 file(s)  27 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Downloads, Other Speeches May 30, 2019 Download
Speech by CRJ Anne Amadi at PMMU report launch
 1 file(s)  38 downloads
CRJ Speeches, Other Speeches, Speeches May 20, 2019 Download
Speech by CJ David Maraga the Peer Learning Seminar between Spain & Kenya on Criminal Justice System in relation to Gender-Based Violence
 1 file(s)  0 download
CJ Speeches, Downloads, Other Speeches, Speeches May 16, 2019 Please login to download
CJ David K. Maraga’s Tribute to Hon. Mr Justice William Shirley Deverell
 1 file(s)  35 downloads
CJ Speeches, Downloads April 16, 2019 Download
Remarks by Court of Appeal President Justice William Ouko at opening of the Court of Appeal, Mombasa. April 12, 2019
 1 file(s)  43 downloads
Downloads, Other Speeches, PCA Speeches, Speeches April 15, 2019 Download
Chief Justice David Maraga Talking Notes for the Swearing in of the Inspector General of Police
 1 file(s)  33 downloads
CJ Speeches, Downloads, Other Speeches April 8, 2019 Download
CJ David Maraga Speech during the admission ceremony of advocates to the Bar, March 13, 2019
 1 file(s)  49 downloads
CJ Speeches, Other Speeches, Speeches March 13, 2019 Download
Remarks by CJ David Maraga delivered on his behalf by Justice William Ouko, the President of the Court of Appeal at Devolution Conference, 2019 on 5th March 2019 at Kirinyaga University, Kirinyaga County
 1 file(s)  64 downloads
CJ Speeches, Downloads, Judges Speeches, Other Speeches, PCA Speeches, Speeches March 6, 2019 Download
Speech by CJ Maraga during presentation of the State of the Judiciary & the Administration of Justice Annual Report, 2017 – 2018
 1 file(s)  60 downloads
CJ Speeches, Other Speeches March 1, 2019 Download
Remarks by Justice Hannah Okwengu, President of KWJA
 1 file(s)  29 downloads
Judges Speeches, Other Speeches November 30, 2018 Download
Speech by CJ Maraga at Women Justice Actors regional conference
 1 file(s)  58 downloads
CJ Speeches, Downloads, Other Speeches November 30, 2018 Download
DCJ remarks during the launch of Judiciary Organization Review Report
 1 file(s)  101 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Speeches November 15, 2018 Download
CJ Speech during the launch of Judiciary Organisation Review Report
 1 file(s)  129 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches November 15, 2018 Download
Speech by CJ Maraga at 2018 EAMJA Annual Conference in Mombasa
 1 file(s)  67 downloads
CJ Speeches, Downloads, Other Speeches October 23, 2018 Download
Speech by CJ Maraga at launch of the Criminal Procedure Bench Book
 1 file(s)  1781 downloads
CJ Speeches, Other Speeches September 21, 2018 Download
Speech by CJ Maraga at High Security Kahawa Court Ground Breaking Ceremony
 1 file(s)  2844 downloads
CJ Speeches, Other Speeches September 17, 2018 Download
Speech by CJ David Maraga at the Judges’ Colloquium in Mombasa
 1 file(s)  105 downloads
CJ Speeches, Downloads, Other Speeches August 20, 2018 Download
Speech by Deputy CJ Philomena Mwilu at Judges’ Colloquium in Mombasa
 1 file(s)  45 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Downloads, Other Speeches August 20, 2018 Download
Speech by CJ David Maraga at the 2018 LSK Annual Conference
 1 file(s)  368 downloads
CJ Speeches August 9, 2018 Download
STATEMENT ON THE STATE OF THE JUDICIARY IN LIGHT OF DRASTIC CUTS IN BUDGETARY ALLOCATIONS
 1 file(s)  251 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches July 24, 2018 Download
DCJ speech at the launch of Ngong Law Courts Children’s Service Week
 1 file(s)  66 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Speeches July 3, 2018 Download
CJ speech during admission of advocates to the Bar June 27
 1 file(s)  129 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches June 27, 2018 Download
PCOA speech during his Swearing-in and Assumption of Office ceremony
 1 file(s)  38 downloads
PCA Speeches, Speeches June 26, 2018 Download
DCJ speech at the swearing- in ceremony of the new Court of Appeal President
 1 file(s)  23 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Speeches June 26, 2018 Download
CJ speech at the swearing- in ceremony of the new Court of Appeal President
 1 file(s)  38 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches June 26, 2018 Download
PCOA speech during Annual Magistrates & Kadhis Colloquium June 17 – 21, 2018
 1 file(s)  28 downloads
PCA Speeches, Speeches June 22, 2018 Download
CJ speech during Editors Guild luncheon
 1 file(s)  44 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches June 13, 2018 Download
Remarks by Justice William Ouko, President, Court of Appeal, at luncheon in honour of the AG and immediate former President of the Court of Appeal Justice Paul Kihara Kariuki
 1 file(s)  99 downloads
Downloads, Other Speeches, PCA Speeches June 8, 2018 Download
CJ speech at the Environment and Land Court Judges 2018 Annual Conference, Mombasa
 1 file(s)  51 downloads
CJ Speeches, Downloads, Other Speeches June 5, 2018 Download
Speech by Chief Justice David K. Maraga at the 2018 Diaspora Conference Dallas, Texas, USA. 25 May 2018
 1 file(s)  36 downloads
CJ Speeches, Downloads, Other Speeches, Speeches May 30, 2018 Download
CJ speech at the launch of Commercial Justice Sector project
 1 file(s)  29 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches May 17, 2018 Download
Lady Justice Lydia Achode, Principal Judge High Court maiden speech
 1 file(s)  18 downloads
Judges Speeches, PJ speeches, Speeches June 13, 2018 Download
Remarks by the CJ David Maraga at the Installation Ceremony of the Principal Judge Lady Justice Lydia Awino Achode, Milimani Law Courts, Nairobi 15th May, 2018
 1 file(s)  21 downloads
CJ Speeches, Other Speeches, Speeches May 15, 2018 Download
Remarks by Deputy CJ Mwilu during the Open Day for the Employment & Labour Relations Court Milimani Law Courts 4th May 2018
 1 file(s)  27 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Downloads, Other Speeches May 14, 2018 Download
Communique of the East African Community Chief Justices’ Forum
 1 file(s)  52 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches May 14, 2018 Download
Keynote Address by Chief Justice David Maraga during EACC Workshop Nanyuki, on May 8, 2018
 1 file(s)  17 downloads
CJ Speeches, Other Speeches, Speeches May 9, 2018 Download
Speech by Justice Agnes Murgor during launch of Performance Management & Measurement Understandings Evaluation Report, 2016/2017 on April 27, 2018
 1 file(s)  36 downloads
Judges Speeches, Other Speeches, Speeches April 27, 2018 Download
Remarks by CJ David Maraga during the launch of Performance Management and Measurement Understandings Evaluation Report, 2016/2017 on April 27, 2018
 1 file(s)  41 downloads
CJ Speeches, Downloads, Other Speeches, Speeches April 27, 2018 Download
Speech by Deputy CJ Philomena Mwilu at opening of National Alternative Dispute Resolution Stakeholders’ forum
 1 file(s)  27 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Judges Speeches, Other Speeches, Speeches April 12, 2018 Download
Speech by President of Court of Appeal Justice Ouko during Mombasa retreat
 1 file(s)  31 downloads
PCA Speeches, Speeches April 12, 2018 Download
CJ speech during the admission of advocates
 1 file(s)  31 downloads
CJ Speeches March 27, 2018 Download
Keynote address by the Deputy Chief Justice Philomena M. Mwilu at the 5th Heads of Station Forum 2018. 25th – 29th March 2018. Mombasa.
 1 file(s)  14 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Speeches March 27, 2018 Download
Keynote Address Deputy Chief Justice Philomena M. Mwilu at the 43rd Sheria Sacco Annual General Meeting. Crowne Plaza Hotel, Nairobi. 23rd March 2018.
 1 file(s)  19 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Speeches March 27, 2018 Download
Keynote address by CJ David Maraga during the 9th Annual African Development Conference at Harvard Law School
 1 file(s)  52 downloads
CJ Speeches, Judges Speeches, Other Speeches, Speeches April 12, 2018 Download
CJ Speech during the launch of the Programme for Legal Aid and Empowerment
 1 file(s)  45 downloads
CJ Speeches March 9, 2018 Download
DCJ speech during the launch a report on Justice Needs Satisfaction Survey
 1 file(s)  28 downloads
DCJ Speeches March 8, 2018 Download
Speech by Deputy CJ Philomena Mwilu during 12th Parliament’s Post-Election Seminar for Members of the National Assembly in Mombasa
 1 file(s)  55 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Speeches March 6, 2018 Download
Hon. Lady Justice Lesiit Speech ODPP Case Review Initiative 22.01.2018
 1 file(s)  21 downloads
Judges Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
CJ Speech – EALSA Conference
 1 file(s)  24 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
CJ’s Speech at Being A Leader (BAL) Workshop, Kenyatta University
 1 file(s)  15 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
DCJ Speech during the launch of the NCAJ committee on Criminal Justice Reform
 1 file(s)  14 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Speech by Chief Justice David K. Maraga during the launch of the National Committee on Criminal Justice Reforms (NCCJR). January 15, 2018.
 1 file(s)  29 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Speech by Chief Justice David Maraga during the launch of the State of the Judiciary and the Administration of Justice Report on December 15, 2017.
 1 file(s)  37 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Chief Justice David Maraga acceptance statement delivered during the occasion of receiving the ICJ Jurist of the Year Award, 2017.
 1 file(s)  14 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Talking points by the Chief Justice David K. Maraga, during the launch of the Mediation Settlement Week, December 4, 2017, Milimani Law Courts.
 1 file(s)  8847 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Remarks by the Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu during the launch of the Judiciary Mediation Service Week, Milimani Law Courts December 4, 2017.
 1 file(s)  8776 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Speech delivered by the Hon. Mr. Justice Paul Kihara Kariuki, the President of the Court of Appeal at the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of BAH?’U’LL?H, founder of the BAHÁ’I FAITH on Saturday 11th November, 2017 at the Tribe Hotel, Nairobi.
 1 file(s)  27 downloads
Judges Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Keynote address by Lady Justice Pauline Nyamweya during Machakos County Court Users Committee and Chiefs sensitisation Workshop on Dispute Resolution in the Law of Succession, Land Matters and the Sexual Offences Act 10th-11th November 2017 at Maanzoni Lodge, Machakos County.
 1 file(s)  31 downloads
Judges Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Speech by Justice Paul Kihara Kariuki, President, Court Of Appeal at the 26th graduation ceremony of st. Paul’s University. October 6, 2017.
 1 file(s)  16 downloads
Judges Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Remarks by CRJ during the ceremony of receiving land title deed for Wamunyu Mobile Court.
 1 file(s)  8 downloads
CRJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Speech by CJ Maraga when he received books worth Ksh 159m from World Bank JPIP Project.
 1 file(s)  11 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Speech by Chief Justice David Maraga during the Law Society of Kenya’s Annual Conference at the Leisure Lodge Beach & Golf Club, Mombasa.
 1 file(s)  17 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Statement by Hon. David K. Maraga, EGH, Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya and President of the Supreme Court, on the Judiciary’s Preparedness for Elections Dispute Resolution.
 1 file(s)  9 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Remarks by the Deputy Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya and Vice-President of the Supreme Court, Lady Justice Philomena Mbete Mwilu during the opening of the 2017 Judges Colloquium Mombasa. 3rd July 2017.
 1 file(s)  9 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Speech by DCJ at the swearing in of members of Communications and Multimedia Appeals Tribunal.
 1 file(s)  10 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Remarks by the CJ during the laying of Isiolo High Courts foundation stone.
 1 file(s)  10 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Remarks by Chief Justice David Maraga during the official opening of the IEBC Election Preparedness conference held today at KICC.
 1 file(s)  11 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
The Hon. Justice David Kenani Maraga, Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court of Kenya, during the launch of University of Nairobi’s School of Law Alumni Chapter and unveiling of the University’s Alumni Agenda 2020, at the University of Nairobi’s Chandaria Auditorium on the 8th June, 2017.
 1 file(s)  9 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Speech by Hon. Mr. Justice David K. Maraga, the Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court of Kenya at the launch of Performance Management and Measurement Understandings Evaluation Report on 8th of June, 2017.
 1 file(s)  17 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Speech by the Hon Mr. Justice David K. Maraga, the Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court of Kenya, during the Court Annexed Mediation Media Breakfast meeting.
 1 file(s)  8831 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Chief Justice Talking Notes during the 4th Judiciary Annual Sports Day, at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS), May, 26 – 27, 2017.
 1 file(s)  9 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Chief Justice’s Talking Points at the Council of Governors Luncheon, Hilton Hotel, Nairobi, 22nd May 2017.
 1 file(s)  9 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Remarks by DCJ during the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) 2017 Africa Region Conference held in Nairobi.
 1 file(s)  7 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
CJ remarks during the official opening of the IAWJ Regional Conference, Nairobi.
 1 file(s)  6 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
CRJ paper presented during the International Association of Women Judges Conference held in Nairobi.
 1 file(s)  12 downloads
CRJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Key Note Address by the Hon. Chief Justice during the launch of the JCE 2016 Annual Report and IDLO Lessons’ Learned Brief Held At Supreme Court Gardens, On 4th May 2017.
 1 file(s)  6 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Chief Justice David Maraga speaks at the Annual Journalism Excellence Awards (AJEA) Gala, at Hotel Intercontinental, Nairobi, May 3, 2017.
 1 file(s)  7 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Remarks By The Deputy Chief Justice of The Republic of Kenya and Vice-President of The Supreme Court, Lady Justice P. M. Mwilu During The Launch of The National Gender and Equality Commission Report on “The Drivers of Child Pregnancy in Kenya” 25th April 2017, Laico Regency Hotel, Nairobi.
 1 file(s)  6 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Remarks by the Deputy Chief Justice Lady Justice Philomena Mbete Mwilu during the opening of the CWAG-AG Kenya seminar on Human Trafficking and International Organised Crimes. April 12, 2017, Windsor Golf and Country Club, Nairobi.
 1 file(s)  7 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Speech by the CJ at a conference on decriminization and re-classification of petty offences in Kenya.
 1 file(s)  11 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Remarks by Lady Justice Jessie Lesiit at the Nairobi County Criminal Court Users Committee open day held on March 24, 2017 at Kangemi Primary School, Nairobi.
 1 file(s)  13 downloads
Judges Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Remarks by Lady Justice P. M. Mwilu, The Deputy Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya and Vice President of the Supreme Court at the 2nd Annual Legislative Summit 19th to 23rd March 2017, Mombasa County.
 1 file(s)  6 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Remarks by Deputy Chief Justice and Vice-President of the Supreme Court, Lady Justice P. M. Mwilu during the opening of the 4th Annual Devolution Conference 7th to 9th March 2017, KWS Training Institute, Naivasha.
 1 file(s)  12 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
The Hon. Mr. Justice P. Kihara-Kariuki, PCA, at the Court of Appeal EDR Training held on the 15th-19th March, 2017 at the Pride Inn Hotel, Mombasa.
 1 file(s)  11 downloads
Judges Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Remarks by Registrar Magistrates Courts Hon Peter Mulwa during the training of Magistrates on Election Disputes Resolution Preparedness.
 1 file(s)  12 downloads
Speeches December 17, 2017 Download
Speech by Hon. Mr. Justice A. Mabeya, Presiding Judge, Meru High Court during the Githongo Law Courts Court Users’ Open Day held on 1st March, 2017.
 1 file(s)  19 downloads
Judges Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Remarks by Deputy Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya and Vice-President of the Supreme Court, Lady Justice P. M. Mwilu during the inauguration of the High Court and Environment and Land Court, Makueni Law Courts. March 2, 2017.
 1 file(s)  10 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Opening Speech by Hon. J. L. Tamar – Principal Magistrate during Eldama Ravine Law Courts Open Day held on Thursday 26th January 2016.
 1 file(s)  27 downloads
Judges Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
DCJ remarks during the launch of CJ’s Strategic Blueprint.
 1 file(s)  11 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
President Court of Appeal speech during the launch of CJ’s Strategic Blueprint.
 1 file(s)  11 downloads
Judges Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
CJ speech during the launch his Strategic Blueprint.
 1 file(s)  13 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Chief Justice David Maraga today, during the swearing in of Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission Chairperson Rev Eliud Wabukala.
 1 file(s)  9 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
CJ speech during the launch of an audit report on Criminal Justice System in Kenya.
 1 file(s)  10 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Remarks by Chief Justice David Maraga today, during the swearing in of the new Chairperson and Commissioners of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
 1 file(s)  11 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
CJ remarks at the launch of the Commercial Law Guide Book.
 1 file(s)  25 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
CJ speech at the opening of the 2nd Biennial Court Users Committees Conference at Utalii College, Nairobi.
 1 file(s)  43 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
CJ remarks during the inauguration of the Narok High Court January 9, 2017.
 1 file(s)  10 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
DCJ Remarks CWAG-AG SEMINAR 12.4.17
 1 file(s)  8 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
ICJ Speech of 30.04.17 HILTON HOTEL
 1 file(s)  13 downloads
Speeches May 3, 2017 Download

 

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Chief Justice David Maraga key note address at official opening of the East Africa Arbitration Conference
 1 file(s)  18 downloads
CJ Speeches, Other Speeches, Speeches August 29, 2019 Download
Speech by CJ David Maraga at Judges’ Colloquium in Mombasa
 1 file(s)  63 downloads
CJ Speeches, Downloads, Other Speeches, Speeches August 21, 2019 Download
Speech by CJ Maraga at official opening of new court building at Nyamira
 1 file(s)  23 downloads
CJ Speeches, Downloads, Other Speeches, Speeches August 16, 2019 Download
Speech by CJ David Maraga at the official opening of a new court building at Vihiga Law Courts
 1 file(s)  44 downloads
CJ Speeches, Downloads, Other Speeches, Speeches July 12, 2019 Download
Speech by Chief Justice David Maraga at official launch of the Third Cycle Performance Management and Measurement Understandings Evaluation Report
 1 file(s)  47 downloads
CJ Speeches, Downloads, Other Speeches, Speeches June 20, 2019 Download
Remarks by Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu at ELC Annual Judges Conference in Mombasa
 1 file(s)  59 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Downloads, Other Speeches, Speeches June 6, 2019 Download
Remarks by Chief Justice David Maraga at the Oxford Union Conference, 4th June 2019, Oxford University, United Kingdom
 1 file(s)  210 downloads
CJ Speeches, Downloads, Other Speeches, Speeches June 5, 2019 Download
Remarks by Deputy CJ Philomena Mwilu at during the EDR debrief for Court of Appeal Judges in Mombasa
 1 file(s)  27 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Downloads, Other Speeches May 30, 2019 Download
Speech by CRJ Anne Amadi at PMMU report launch
 1 file(s)  38 downloads
CRJ Speeches, Other Speeches, Speeches May 20, 2019 Download
Speech by CJ David Maraga the Peer Learning Seminar between Spain & Kenya on Criminal Justice System in relation to Gender-Based Violence
 1 file(s)  0 download
CJ Speeches, Downloads, Other Speeches, Speeches May 16, 2019 Please login to download
CJ David K. Maraga’s Tribute to Hon. Mr Justice William Shirley Deverell
 1 file(s)  35 downloads
CJ Speeches, Downloads April 16, 2019 Download
Remarks by Court of Appeal President Justice William Ouko at opening of the Court of Appeal, Mombasa. April 12, 2019
 1 file(s)  43 downloads
Downloads, Other Speeches, PCA Speeches, Speeches April 15, 2019 Download
Chief Justice David Maraga Talking Notes for the Swearing in of the Inspector General of Police
 1 file(s)  33 downloads
CJ Speeches, Downloads, Other Speeches April 8, 2019 Download
CJ David Maraga Speech during the admission ceremony of advocates to the Bar, March 13, 2019
 1 file(s)  49 downloads
CJ Speeches, Other Speeches, Speeches March 13, 2019 Download
Remarks by CJ David Maraga delivered on his behalf by Justice William Ouko, the President of the Court of Appeal at Devolution Conference, 2019 on 5th March 2019 at Kirinyaga University, Kirinyaga County
 1 file(s)  64 downloads
CJ Speeches, Downloads, Judges Speeches, Other Speeches, PCA Speeches, Speeches March 6, 2019 Download
Speech by CJ Maraga during presentation of the State of the Judiciary & the Administration of Justice Annual Report, 2017 – 2018
 1 file(s)  60 downloads
CJ Speeches, Other Speeches March 1, 2019 Download
Remarks by Justice Hannah Okwengu, President of KWJA
 1 file(s)  29 downloads
Judges Speeches, Other Speeches November 30, 2018 Download
Speech by CJ Maraga at Women Justice Actors regional conference
 1 file(s)  58 downloads
CJ Speeches, Downloads, Other Speeches November 30, 2018 Download
DCJ remarks during the launch of Judiciary Organization Review Report
 1 file(s)  101 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Speeches November 15, 2018 Download
CJ Speech during the launch of Judiciary Organisation Review Report
 1 file(s)  129 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches November 15, 2018 Download
Speech by CJ Maraga at 2018 EAMJA Annual Conference in Mombasa
 1 file(s)  67 downloads
CJ Speeches, Downloads, Other Speeches October 23, 2018 Download
Speech by CJ Maraga at launch of the Criminal Procedure Bench Book
 1 file(s)  1781 downloads
CJ Speeches, Other Speeches September 21, 2018 Download
Speech by CJ Maraga at High Security Kahawa Court Ground Breaking Ceremony
 1 file(s)  2844 downloads
CJ Speeches, Other Speeches September 17, 2018 Download
Speech by CJ David Maraga at the Judges’ Colloquium in Mombasa
 1 file(s)  105 downloads
CJ Speeches, Downloads, Other Speeches August 20, 2018 Download
Speech by Deputy CJ Philomena Mwilu at Judges’ Colloquium in Mombasa
 1 file(s)  45 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Downloads, Other Speeches August 20, 2018 Download
Speech by CJ David Maraga at the 2018 LSK Annual Conference
 1 file(s)  368 downloads
CJ Speeches August 9, 2018 Download
STATEMENT ON THE STATE OF THE JUDICIARY IN LIGHT OF DRASTIC CUTS IN BUDGETARY ALLOCATIONS
 1 file(s)  251 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches July 24, 2018 Download
DCJ speech at the launch of Ngong Law Courts Children’s Service Week
 1 file(s)  66 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Speeches July 3, 2018 Download
CJ speech during admission of advocates to the Bar June 27
 1 file(s)  129 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches June 27, 2018 Download
PCOA speech during his Swearing-in and Assumption of Office ceremony
 1 file(s)  38 downloads
PCA Speeches, Speeches June 26, 2018 Download
DCJ speech at the swearing- in ceremony of the new Court of Appeal President
 1 file(s)  23 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Speeches June 26, 2018 Download
CJ speech at the swearing- in ceremony of the new Court of Appeal President
 1 file(s)  38 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches June 26, 2018 Download
PCOA speech during Annual Magistrates & Kadhis Colloquium June 17 – 21, 2018
 1 file(s)  28 downloads
PCA Speeches, Speeches June 22, 2018 Download
CJ speech during Editors Guild luncheon
 1 file(s)  44 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches June 13, 2018 Download
Remarks by Justice William Ouko, President, Court of Appeal, at luncheon in honour of the AG and immediate former President of the Court of Appeal Justice Paul Kihara Kariuki
 1 file(s)  99 downloads
Downloads, Other Speeches, PCA Speeches June 8, 2018 Download
CJ speech at the Environment and Land Court Judges 2018 Annual Conference, Mombasa
 1 file(s)  51 downloads
CJ Speeches, Downloads, Other Speeches June 5, 2018 Download
Speech by Chief Justice David K. Maraga at the 2018 Diaspora Conference Dallas, Texas, USA. 25 May 2018
 1 file(s)  36 downloads
CJ Speeches, Downloads, Other Speeches, Speeches May 30, 2018 Download
CJ speech at the launch of Commercial Justice Sector project
 1 file(s)  29 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches May 17, 2018 Download
Lady Justice Lydia Achode, Principal Judge High Court maiden speech
 1 file(s)  18 downloads
Judges Speeches, PJ speeches, Speeches June 13, 2018 Download
Remarks by the CJ David Maraga at the Installation Ceremony of the Principal Judge Lady Justice Lydia Awino Achode, Milimani Law Courts, Nairobi 15th May, 2018
 1 file(s)  21 downloads
CJ Speeches, Other Speeches, Speeches May 15, 2018 Download
Remarks by Deputy CJ Mwilu during the Open Day for the Employment & Labour Relations Court Milimani Law Courts 4th May 2018
 1 file(s)  27 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Downloads, Other Speeches May 14, 2018 Download
Communique of the East African Community Chief Justices’ Forum
 1 file(s)  52 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches May 14, 2018 Download
Keynote Address by Chief Justice David Maraga during EACC Workshop Nanyuki, on May 8, 2018
 1 file(s)  17 downloads
CJ Speeches, Other Speeches, Speeches May 9, 2018 Download
Speech by Justice Agnes Murgor during launch of Performance Management & Measurement Understandings Evaluation Report, 2016/2017 on April 27, 2018
 1 file(s)  36 downloads
Judges Speeches, Other Speeches, Speeches April 27, 2018 Download
Remarks by CJ David Maraga during the launch of Performance Management and Measurement Understandings Evaluation Report, 2016/2017 on April 27, 2018
 1 file(s)  41 downloads
CJ Speeches, Downloads, Other Speeches, Speeches April 27, 2018 Download
Speech by Deputy CJ Philomena Mwilu at opening of National Alternative Dispute Resolution Stakeholders’ forum
 1 file(s)  27 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Judges Speeches, Other Speeches, Speeches April 12, 2018 Download
Speech by President of Court of Appeal Justice Ouko during Mombasa retreat
 1 file(s)  31 downloads
PCA Speeches, Speeches April 12, 2018 Download
CJ speech during the admission of advocates
 1 file(s)  31 downloads
CJ Speeches March 27, 2018 Download
Keynote address by the Deputy Chief Justice Philomena M. Mwilu at the 5th Heads of Station Forum 2018. 25th – 29th March 2018. Mombasa.
 1 file(s)  14 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Speeches March 27, 2018 Download
Keynote Address Deputy Chief Justice Philomena M. Mwilu at the 43rd Sheria Sacco Annual General Meeting. Crowne Plaza Hotel, Nairobi. 23rd March 2018.
 1 file(s)  19 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Speeches March 27, 2018 Download
Keynote address by CJ David Maraga during the 9th Annual African Development Conference at Harvard Law School
 1 file(s)  52 downloads
CJ Speeches, Judges Speeches, Other Speeches, Speeches April 12, 2018 Download
CJ Speech during the launch of the Programme for Legal Aid and Empowerment
 1 file(s)  45 downloads
CJ Speeches March 9, 2018 Download
DCJ speech during the launch a report on Justice Needs Satisfaction Survey
 1 file(s)  28 downloads
DCJ Speeches March 8, 2018 Download
Speech by Deputy CJ Philomena Mwilu during 12th Parliament’s Post-Election Seminar for Members of the National Assembly in Mombasa
 1 file(s)  55 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Speeches March 6, 2018 Download
Hon. Lady Justice Lesiit Speech ODPP Case Review Initiative 22.01.2018
 1 file(s)  21 downloads
Judges Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
CJ Speech – EALSA Conference
 1 file(s)  24 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
CJ’s Speech at Being A Leader (BAL) Workshop, Kenyatta University
 1 file(s)  15 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
DCJ Speech during the launch of the NCAJ committee on Criminal Justice Reform
 1 file(s)  14 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Speech by Chief Justice David K. Maraga during the launch of the National Committee on Criminal Justice Reforms (NCCJR). January 15, 2018.
 1 file(s)  29 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Speech by Chief Justice David Maraga during the launch of the State of the Judiciary and the Administration of Justice Report on December 15, 2017.
 1 file(s)  37 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Chief Justice David Maraga acceptance statement delivered during the occasion of receiving the ICJ Jurist of the Year Award, 2017.
 1 file(s)  14 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Talking points by the Chief Justice David K. Maraga, during the launch of the Mediation Settlement Week, December 4, 2017, Milimani Law Courts.
 1 file(s)  8847 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Remarks by the Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu during the launch of the Judiciary Mediation Service Week, Milimani Law Courts December 4, 2017.
 1 file(s)  8776 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Speech delivered by the Hon. Mr. Justice Paul Kihara Kariuki, the President of the Court of Appeal at the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of BAH?’U’LL?H, founder of the BAHÁ’I FAITH on Saturday 11th November, 2017 at the Tribe Hotel, Nairobi.
 1 file(s)  27 downloads
Judges Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Keynote address by Lady Justice Pauline Nyamweya during Machakos County Court Users Committee and Chiefs sensitisation Workshop on Dispute Resolution in the Law of Succession, Land Matters and the Sexual Offences Act 10th-11th November 2017 at Maanzoni Lodge, Machakos County.
 1 file(s)  31 downloads
Judges Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Speech by Justice Paul Kihara Kariuki, President, Court Of Appeal at the 26th graduation ceremony of st. Paul’s University. October 6, 2017.
 1 file(s)  16 downloads
Judges Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Remarks by CRJ during the ceremony of receiving land title deed for Wamunyu Mobile Court.
 1 file(s)  8 downloads
CRJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Speech by CJ Maraga when he received books worth Ksh 159m from World Bank JPIP Project.
 1 file(s)  11 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Speech by Chief Justice David Maraga during the Law Society of Kenya’s Annual Conference at the Leisure Lodge Beach & Golf Club, Mombasa.
 1 file(s)  17 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Statement by Hon. David K. Maraga, EGH, Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya and President of the Supreme Court, on the Judiciary’s Preparedness for Elections Dispute Resolution.
 1 file(s)  9 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Remarks by the Deputy Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya and Vice-President of the Supreme Court, Lady Justice Philomena Mbete Mwilu during the opening of the 2017 Judges Colloquium Mombasa. 3rd July 2017.
 1 file(s)  9 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Speech by DCJ at the swearing in of members of Communications and Multimedia Appeals Tribunal.
 1 file(s)  10 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Remarks by the CJ during the laying of Isiolo High Courts foundation stone.
 1 file(s)  10 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Remarks by Chief Justice David Maraga during the official opening of the IEBC Election Preparedness conference held today at KICC.
 1 file(s)  11 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
The Hon. Justice David Kenani Maraga, Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court of Kenya, during the launch of University of Nairobi’s School of Law Alumni Chapter and unveiling of the University’s Alumni Agenda 2020, at the University of Nairobi’s Chandaria Auditorium on the 8th June, 2017.
 1 file(s)  9 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Speech by Hon. Mr. Justice David K. Maraga, the Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court of Kenya at the launch of Performance Management and Measurement Understandings Evaluation Report on 8th of June, 2017.
 1 file(s)  17 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Speech by the Hon Mr. Justice David K. Maraga, the Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court of Kenya, during the Court Annexed Mediation Media Breakfast meeting.
 1 file(s)  8831 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Chief Justice Talking Notes during the 4th Judiciary Annual Sports Day, at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS), May, 26 – 27, 2017.
 1 file(s)  9 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Chief Justice’s Talking Points at the Council of Governors Luncheon, Hilton Hotel, Nairobi, 22nd May 2017.
 1 file(s)  9 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Remarks by DCJ during the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) 2017 Africa Region Conference held in Nairobi.
 1 file(s)  7 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
CJ remarks during the official opening of the IAWJ Regional Conference, Nairobi.
 1 file(s)  6 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
CRJ paper presented during the International Association of Women Judges Conference held in Nairobi.
 1 file(s)  12 downloads
CRJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Key Note Address by the Hon. Chief Justice during the launch of the JCE 2016 Annual Report and IDLO Lessons’ Learned Brief Held At Supreme Court Gardens, On 4th May 2017.
 1 file(s)  6 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Chief Justice David Maraga speaks at the Annual Journalism Excellence Awards (AJEA) Gala, at Hotel Intercontinental, Nairobi, May 3, 2017.
 1 file(s)  7 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Remarks By The Deputy Chief Justice of The Republic of Kenya and Vice-President of The Supreme Court, Lady Justice P. M. Mwilu During The Launch of The National Gender and Equality Commission Report on “The Drivers of Child Pregnancy in Kenya” 25th April 2017, Laico Regency Hotel, Nairobi.
 1 file(s)  6 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Remarks by the Deputy Chief Justice Lady Justice Philomena Mbete Mwilu during the opening of the CWAG-AG Kenya seminar on Human Trafficking and International Organised Crimes. April 12, 2017, Windsor Golf and Country Club, Nairobi.
 1 file(s)  7 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Speech by the CJ at a conference on decriminization and re-classification of petty offences in Kenya.
 1 file(s)  11 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Remarks by Lady Justice Jessie Lesiit at the Nairobi County Criminal Court Users Committee open day held on March 24, 2017 at Kangemi Primary School, Nairobi.
 1 file(s)  13 downloads
Judges Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Remarks by Lady Justice P. M. Mwilu, The Deputy Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya and Vice President of the Supreme Court at the 2nd Annual Legislative Summit 19th to 23rd March 2017, Mombasa County.
 1 file(s)  6 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Remarks by Deputy Chief Justice and Vice-President of the Supreme Court, Lady Justice P. M. Mwilu during the opening of the 4th Annual Devolution Conference 7th to 9th March 2017, KWS Training Institute, Naivasha.
 1 file(s)  12 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
The Hon. Mr. Justice P. Kihara-Kariuki, PCA, at the Court of Appeal EDR Training held on the 15th-19th March, 2017 at the Pride Inn Hotel, Mombasa.
 1 file(s)  11 downloads
Judges Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Remarks by Registrar Magistrates Courts Hon Peter Mulwa during the training of Magistrates on Election Disputes Resolution Preparedness.
 1 file(s)  12 downloads
Speeches December 17, 2017 Download
Speech by Hon. Mr. Justice A. Mabeya, Presiding Judge, Meru High Court during the Githongo Law Courts Court Users’ Open Day held on 1st March, 2017.
 1 file(s)  19 downloads
Judges Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Remarks by Deputy Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya and Vice-President of the Supreme Court, Lady Justice P. M. Mwilu during the inauguration of the High Court and Environment and Land Court, Makueni Law Courts. March 2, 2017.
 1 file(s)  10 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Opening Speech by Hon. J. L. Tamar – Principal Magistrate during Eldama Ravine Law Courts Open Day held on Thursday 26th January 2016.
 1 file(s)  27 downloads
Judges Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
DCJ remarks during the launch of CJ’s Strategic Blueprint.
 1 file(s)  11 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
President Court of Appeal speech during the launch of CJ’s Strategic Blueprint.
 1 file(s)  11 downloads
Judges Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
CJ speech during the launch his Strategic Blueprint.
 1 file(s)  13 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Chief Justice David Maraga today, during the swearing in of Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission Chairperson Rev Eliud Wabukala.
 1 file(s)  9 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
CJ speech during the launch of an audit report on Criminal Justice System in Kenya.
 1 file(s)  10 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
Remarks by Chief Justice David Maraga today, during the swearing in of the new Chairperson and Commissioners of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
 1 file(s)  11 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
CJ remarks at the launch of the Commercial Law Guide Book.
 1 file(s)  25 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
CJ speech at the opening of the 2nd Biennial Court Users Committees Conference at Utalii College, Nairobi.
 1 file(s)  43 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
CJ remarks during the inauguration of the Narok High Court January 9, 2017.
 1 file(s)  10 downloads
CJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
DCJ Remarks CWAG-AG SEMINAR 12.4.17
 1 file(s)  8 downloads
DCJ Speeches, Speeches March 1, 2018 Download
ICJ Speech of 30.04.17 HILTON HOTEL
 1 file(s)  13 downloads
Speeches May 3, 2017 Download

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