Office of the Principal Judge


The Principal Judge in consultation with the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary is responsible to the Chief Justice for the administration of the High Court.

The Principal Judge is elected by the judges of the High Court from among themselves to serve for a non-renewable term of five years.



L – R: Hon Lady Justice Lydia Achode, Principal Judge, High Court of Kenya, Hon Justice Samson Odhiambo Okong’o, Environment and Land Court of Kenya (ELC) and Hon Lady Justice Maureen Onyango, Principal Judge, Employment and Labour Relations Court of Kenya (ELRC).


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