Leadership

OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY CHIEF JUSTICE

Establishment

The Office of the Deputy Chief Justice is established under Art. 161(2)(b) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

Functions

The Deputy Chief Justice deputises the Chief Justice and is the Vice-President of the Supreme Court.  The Chief Justice assigns duties to the Deputy Chief Justice. The Deputy Chief Justice is responsible to the Chief Justice in the exercise of the functions and duties of the office.

Hon. Lady Justice Philomena Mbete Mwilu, MGH Deputy Chief Justice & Vice President of the Supreme Court

  
PROFILE
 
Lady Justice Philomena Mbete Mwilu is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with over 33 years experience in the legal profession and holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Nairobi. She was admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya in 1984.

She was in private legal practice in various law firms in Nairobi for the first seven years following her admission to the Bar. Thereafter she ventured into the corporate world working as a Senior Legal Officer in insurance; Board Secretary in charge of the day-to-day running of a State Corporation in regulation; the Deputy Chairperson of the Energy Tribunal; and later as Director on the Board of the Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company before being appointed a Puisne Judge in 2007.

Lady Justice Mwilu first served in the Commercial Division of the High Court in Nairobi and later the High Court in Eldoret. She was later transferred to Nairobi where she served at the Criminal Division and subsequently headed the Environment and Land Division of the High Court. In November 2012, following a competitive selection process, Lady Justice Mwilu was elevated to the Court of Appeal where she served as a Judge of Appeal until her appointment as the Deputy Chief Justice, taking the Oath of Office on 28th October 2016. On 3rd May 2017 she was elected by her colleague judges of the Supreme Court to represent them as a Commissioner at the Judicial Service Commission. Upon appointment by the Honourable the Chief Justice, Deputy Chief Justice Mwilu also serves as the Judiciary Ombudsman and the Chair of the Implementation Monitoring Committee of the Sustaining Judiciary Transformation (SJT): A Service Delivery Agenda 2017 – 2021, the Honourable the Chief Justice’s five year strategic blueprint for the institution.

In the discharge of her social responsibility, Lady Justice Mwilu has passionately role-modeled for the girl child and has actively mentored many girls and boys in secondary schools across the Republic of Kenya by visiting their schools and giving much needed guidance. She has actively participated in church events, including assisting in the construction of churches, as well as in charity events. For her service to society, the Deputy Chief Justice was decorated on 11th April 2017 by the Head of State, H. E. Uhuru Kenyatta with the award of Moran of the Golden Heart.

On the family angle, Lady Justice Mwilu is a mother.

FORMER OCCUPANTS OF THE OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY CHIEF JUSTICE

  1. Justice Kalpana Rawal
  2. Justice Nancy Baraza

 


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DCJ remarks during the launch of Judiciary Organization Review Report
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DCJ Speeches, Speeches

November 15, 2018

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Speech by Deputy CJ Philomena Mwilu at Judges’ Colloquium in Mombasa
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DCJ Speeches, Downloads, Other Speeches

August 20, 2018

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DCJ speech at the launch of Ngong Law Courts Children’s Service Week
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July 3, 2018

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DCJ speech at the swearing- in ceremony of the new Court of Appeal President
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June 26, 2018

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Remarks by Deputy CJ Mwilu during the Open Day for the Employment & Labour Relations Court Milimani Law Courts 4th May 2018
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May 14, 2018

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Speech by Deputy CJ Philomena Mwilu at opening of National Alternative Dispute Resolution Stakeholders’ forum
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April 12, 2018

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Keynote address by the Deputy Chief Justice Philomena M. Mwilu at the 5th Heads of Station Forum 2018. 25th – 29th March 2018. Mombasa.
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DCJ Speeches, Speeches

March 27, 2018

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Keynote Address Deputy Chief Justice Philomena M. Mwilu at the 43rd Sheria Sacco Annual General Meeting. Crowne Plaza Hotel, Nairobi. 23rd March 2018.
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March 27, 2018

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DCJ speech during the launch a report on Justice Needs Satisfaction Survey
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March 8, 2018

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Speech by Deputy CJ Philomena Mwilu during 12th Parliament’s Post-Election Seminar for Members of the National Assembly in Mombasa
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March 6, 2018

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DCJ Speech during the launch of the NCAJ committee on Criminal Justice Reform
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March 1, 2018

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Remarks by the Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu during the launch of the Judiciary Mediation Service Week, Milimani Law Courts December 4, 2017.
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March 1, 2018

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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.
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March 1, 2018

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Speech by DCJ at the swearing in of members of Communications and Multimedia Appeals Tribunal.
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March 1, 2018

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Remarks by DCJ during the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) 2017 Africa Region Conference held in Nairobi.
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March 1, 2018

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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.
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March 1, 2018

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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.
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March 1, 2018

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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.
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March 1, 2018

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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.
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March 1, 2018

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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.
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March 1, 2018

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DCJ remarks during the launch of CJ’s Strategic Blueprint.
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March 1, 2018

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DCJ Remarks CWAG-AG SEMINAR 12.4.17
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March 1, 2018

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