Milimani Family Division Bar – Bench committee celebrated the 18th anniversary since the establishment of the Division at the High Court in Nairobi.
The event held at a Nairobi hotel brought together key players in the Family Division that included the judicial officers and members of the bar from Law Society of Kenya, Family law advocates and Public Trustee.
The event was graced by among others, the first lady Judge, RTD. Judge Effie Owuor who with others conceived the idea of the formation of the Family Division and the former ICC judge, RTD. Justice Joyce Aluoch who as a judge of the High Court actualized the formation of the Family Division as its first head. The two judges were awarded for their exemplary performance and contribution towards the establishment and operationalisation of the Family Division in a bid to protect the rights of women and children. They were also commended for breaking the ceiling as women judicial officers. While making their addresses, the retired judges, stressed the importance of Family Division and how it had eased access of speedy justice especially to women and children.
Others to be awarded were judges formerly and currently serving in the Division. The event also recognized the contribution of outgoing and current magistrates serving in the children’s court at Nairobi. The other invited guest who included retired Justices. GBM Kariuki and Lee Muthoga and Justice Kimaru who previously served as the presiding judge of the Family Division and currently serves in the criminal Division recounted their experiences while serving in the Family Division.
The event was presided over by the Presiding judge of the Family Division, Hon. Justice Aggrey Muchelule, alongside advocates Judy Thongori and Rose Mbanya who are members of the Family Division Bar – bench Committee.