Profiles for new Court of Appeal judges

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday urged the seven newly appointed Court of Appeal judges to serve the nation with fidelity, integrity and without fear or favour.

Speaking shortly after witnessing the swearing-in of the judges at State House, Nairobi, President Kenyatta asked them to deliver justice in a “speedy, accessible, and consistent manner”.

Also read–> Uhuru urges Court of Appeal Judges to serve with fidelity 

Judiciary Chief Registrar Anne Amadi conducted the swearing-in ceremony of the seven appellate judges who included lawyer Gachoka Paul Mwaniki and High Court judges Achode Lydia Awino, Ochieng Frederick Andago, Mativo John Mutinga, Ngenye Grace Wangui, Kimaru Luka Kiprotich and Aroni Abida Ali.

Profiles

Hon. Mr. Justice Kimaru Luka Kiprotich

Hon. Mr. Justice Kimaru Luka Kiprotich

Born in 1967 in Nandi County.

Holds the following academic and professional qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Nairobi (1990)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law (1991)

Has an aggregate of 30 years’ experience in the legal profession:

  • Judge of the High Court (2003 to date)
  • Senior Partner, Kimaru Kiplagat and Co Advocates (1996-2003)
  • Sole Partner, Luka Kimaru & Co Advocates, (1993-1996)
  • Associate Advocates, Kyla & Co Advocates (1991-1993)
  • Assistant Lecturer, Kenya School of Law (1991-1992)

Mr. Gachoka Paul Mwaniki

Mr. Gachoka Paul Mwaniki

Born in 1965 in Nyeri County.

He holds the following academic and professional qualifications:

  • Master in Philosophy and Ethics, Strathmore University (2016)
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Nairobi (1990)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law (1991)

He has an aggregate of 30 years’ experience in the legal profession:

  • Founding Member & Senior Partner, Mwaniki Gachoka & Co Advocates (1993 to date)
  • Commissioner, EACC (2016 -2021)
  • Chairman, Public Procurement and Administrative Review Board (2007 – 2013)
  • Chairman, Restrictive Trade Practices Tribunal (2006- 2009)
  • Member, Public Procurement Complaints Review and Appeals Board (2005 – 2007)
  • Associate Advocate, Riunga Raiji & Co. Advocates (1991 – 1993)
Hon. Lady Justice Achode Lydia Awino

Hon. Lady Justice Achode Lydia Awino

Born in 1960 in Busia County.

Holds the following academic and professional qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Nairobi (1985)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law (1986)

She has an aggregate of 35 years’ experience in the legal profession:

  • Principal Judge of the High Court (2018 to date)
  • Judge of the High Court (2011 to date)
  • Registrar High Court, (2008 to 2011)
  • Chief Court Administrator (2004 to 2008)
  • Senior Prinicipal Magistrate (2004)
  • Prinicpal Magistrate (2000 to 2004)
  • Senior Resident Magistrate (1994 to 2000)
  • Resident Magistrate (1988 to 1994)
  • District Magistrate II (Prof.) – 1986 to 1988

Hon. Mr. Justice Ochieng Fred Andago

Hon. Mr. Justice Ochieng Fred Andago

Born in 1958 in Kisumu County.

He holds the following academic and professional qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Nairobi (1981)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law (1982)

He has an aggregate of 39 years’ experience in the legal profession:

  • Judge of the High Court (2003 to date)
  • Partner, Kaplan & Stratton Advocates (1987-2003)
  • Lawyer, Kaplan & Stratton Advocate (1983 – 1987
HON. MR. JUSTICE MATIVO JOHN MUTING’A

Hon. Mr. Justice Mativo John Muting’a

Born in 1960 in Makueni County.

He holds the following academic and professional qualifications:

  • Masters of Laws, University of Nairobi (2015)
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Nairobi (1985)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law (1986)

He has an aggregate of 35 years’ experience in the legal profession:

  • High Court Judge (2015 to date)
  • Patner, Mativo and Company Advocates (1999 to 2005)
  • Patner, Mativo Kitulu and Co. Advocates (1989 to 1999)
  • Advocate, D. Njogu and Company Advocates (1986 to 1989)

Hon. Lady Justice Ngenye Grace Wangui

Hon. Lady Justice Ngenye Grace Wangui

Born in 1967 in Murang’a County.

She holds the following academic and professional qualifications:

  • Masters in Business Admnistration(MBA),Kenyatta University(2005)
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Nairobi (1993)
  • Post graduate Diploma in Law feom the Kenya School of Law (1995)

She has an aggregate of 26 years’ experience in the legal profession:

  • Judge of the High Court (2012 to date)
  • Senior Principal Magistrate (2011 to 2012)
  • Principal Magistrate (2009 to 2011)
  • Senior Resident Magistrate (2004 to 2009)
  • Resident Magistrate (2002 to 2004)
  • District Magistrate II (Prof) -2000 to 2002
  • Legal Consultant with United Nations High

Commission for Refugees (2000)

  • Legal Practioner, Onesmus Githinji & Co Advocates (1998 to 1999)
  • Legal Practioner GBM Kariuki and Co Advocates (1995 to 1996)
Hon. Lady Justice Aroni Abida Ali

Hon. Lady Justice Aroni Abida Ali

Born in 1961.

She holds the following academic and professional qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Nairobi (1985)
  • Post graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law (1986)

She has an aggregate of 35 years’ experience in the legal profession:

  • High Court Judge (2009 to date)
  • Chairperson / Vice Chair, Constitution of Kenya Review Commission (2000 to 2006)
  • Proprietor, Ali & Associates Advocates (1993 to 2009)
  • Managing Partner, Mugambi & Ali Advocates (1988 to 1992)
  • Advocate, V.A. Nyamodi & Company Advocates (1986 to 1988)

Also read–> Uhuru appoints 7 Court of Appeal judges recommended by JSC

The seven were recommended by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).

JSC advertised for the vacant positions of Judges of the Court of Appeal on 14th March, 2022.

  

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