Chief Justice Martha Koome:
She assumed office as Chief Justice and the President of the Supreme Court of Kenya on May 21, 2021.
Prior to her appointment as the 15th Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya, she was a Senior Judge of the Court of Appeal.
Justice Koome joined the Judiciary in 2003 as a High Court Judge where she served until 2011.
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She holds an LLB degree from the University of Nairobi, a Post-graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law and an LLM degree from the University of London.
She was admitted to the roll of advocates in 1987.
She was a council Member of the Law of Society of Kenya between 1994 and 1996.
In 1997 she was elected the chair of the Federation of Women Lawyers Kenya Chapter (FIDA Kenya) and served in that position for two consecutive terms.
She is a runner-up for the UN Kenya Person of The Year 2020 for her leadership and advocacy concerning the rights of children.
Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu:
Justice Mwilu is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with over 37 years of experience in the legal profession.
She holds Bachelor and Master of Laws degrees from the University of Nairobi.
She was appointed as a Judge of the High Court in 2007.
Was then appointed to the Court of Appeal in November 2012.
She was appointed Deputy Chief Justice in October 2016.
In May 2017 she was elected as a JSC Commissioner
In the same year, she was appointed to serve as the Judiciary Ombudsman and the chair of the Implementation Monitoring Committee of the Sustaining Judiciary Transformation (SJT) strategic blueprint.
Justice Mohammed Khadhar Ibrahim:
He was appointed as a Judge of the inaugural Supreme Court of Kenya on June 16, 2011
He studied law at the University of Nairobi.
He joined the firm of Messrs Waruhiu & Muite Advocates in November 1982 and was subsequently admitted to the Roll of Advocates on January 11, 1983.
He was the first from among the Kenyan Somali community to be admitted to the Bar as an Advocate.
He progressed in the firm, becoming a salaried partner in 1985 and a full partner in 1987.
Established his own firm, Mohammed Ibrahim & Associates, in 1994.
He was appointed as a Judge of the High Court on May 23, 2003 and first served at the Civil Division of the High Court, Milimani, Nairobi fro
He is the Chairperson of the Judiciary Committee on Elections having been appointed on August 16, 2021.
Justice Smokin C. Wanjala:
He was appointed as a Supreme Court judge in 2011.
Justice Wanjala holds a Doctorate in Law (PhD) from the University of Ghent, Belgium.
Was a senior lecturer at the University of Nairobi for nineteen (19) years (1986-2004).
While still lecturing at the university he served as the Joint Secretary to the Commission on Illegally and Irregularly Acquired Public Land (the Ndung’u Commission) in 2003.
He was appointed Assistant Director of the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission (KACC) in October 2004, where he served in that capacity until 2009.
Justice Njoki Ndungu:
Appointed as a Supreme Court judge in 2011
She holds a Masters in Law degree (LLM) in Human Rights and Civil Liberties and a Diploma in Women’s Rights.
She is a former Member of the Pan-African Parliament and a former Member of the 9th Parliament
She is the architect of the Sexual Offences Act 2006
Justice Ndung’u is also behind the amendments to the Employment Act 2007 providing for paid maternity and paternity leave.
She is the 2006 Jurist of the Year
Justice Isaac Lenaola:
He joined the judicial service in 2003 and worked as Resident Judge in Embu, Meru, Machakos and Kakamega High Courts.
Until his appointment as Judge of the Supreme Court, Judge Lenaola was the Presiding Judge of the Constitutional and Human Rights Division at the High Court in Milimani, Nairobi
Justice Lenaola has served as Judge and Deputy Principal Judge of the Court of First Instance of the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) from 2011 to 2018
HE is also a Judge at the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone (RSCL) from 2013 to-date.
He is President of the Advisory Council of the Strathmore Institute for Advanced Studies in International Criminal Justice (SIASIC)
Lenaola is the president of the International Association of Refugee and Migration Judges (IARMJ).
He is a Fellow of McLaughlin College, York University, Toronto, Canada and Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).
He is also Chairman of the Judicial Action Group (JAG) and a member of the Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Association, (CMJA), the Accountability Panel of the Wildlife Justice Commission (WJC) and also the African Judges and Jurists Forum (AJJF).
Was named Jurist of the Year by the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ)—Kenya Chapter (2019).
Justice William Ouko:
Was appointed to the Supreme Court on May 14, 2021.
Served as the President of Court of Appeal from March 2018.
Has a Masters in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Egerton University,
Justice Ouko practiced law briefly at Mbogholi Msagha and Company Advocates, Mombasa in 1987.
Joined the Judiciary as District Magistrate II (Professional) the same year.
He served in different positions rising through the ranks to the Office of the Registrar of the High Court.
He was elevated to the High Court as judge in 2004 and later in 2012 to the Court of Appeal.
Justice Ouko served in the administrative wing of the Judiciary as Deputy Registrar, Senior Deputy Registrar, Principal Registrar, Chief Court Administrator and Registrar High Court between 1990- 2004.
Justice Ouko has served in Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the Goldenberg Affair andTask Force on Judicial Reforms,