Lady Justice Njoki Susanna Ndun’gu

So last week we highlighted on Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu as one of the two women in the bench of Supreme Court Judges.

The other is Lady Justice Njoki Ndun’gu who is hearing the Presidential petition for the second time after the 2013 electoral dispute.

She is an emblem of success of Kenyan women in legal field.

1. Lady Justice Njoki Susanna Ndungu was appointed to the inaugural Supreme Court on June 11, 2011.

2. Her appointment as Supreme Court judge raised murmurs among some critics who viewed her as an 'activist" given her past performance in Parliament when she constantly vouched for gender equality.

3. Justice Ndungu was nominated to the 9th Parliament by the National Alliance Rainbow Coalition – NARC to serve as a nominated Member of Parliament between 2003-2007.

4. She was the United Nations person of the year in 2006

 Njoki Ndu’ngu in 2006

5. She's best remembered for her contribution in parliament especially when she moved several private members bills including the Sexual Offenses Bill, 2006, which is popularly referred to as the Njoki law.

Others include Motion on Maternity Benefits, Amendments on Maternity and Paternity Rights in Employment Act 2007 and Key human rights amendments to the Refugee Bill.

 Njoki Ndung'u when she was interviewed by Judicial service commission for the post of the supreme judge june 9th 2011

6. She is the architect of the amendments to the Employment Act 2007 providing for paid maternity and paternity leave.

7. She sat as a member of the Committee of Experts that drafted the Kenyan Constitution and has received international and national recognition for her work.

8. She hit the headlines in February when she threatened to sue businessman Jacob Juma (now deceased) for linking her to an alleged bribery to influence the outcome of an election petition by Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu against Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero.