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The Seven Judges of Supreme Court of Kenya

Here is a list of seven judges of the supreme court of Kenya


Honorable Chief Justice EGH Martha K. Koome On May 21, 2021, took over as Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court of Kenya. She is the third Chief Justice since the Supreme Court was established and the fifteenth Chief Justice overall. The first woman to hold this position is she.

She served as a Senior Judge of the Court of Appeal before being named the 15th Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya. She oversaw the Court’s Criminal Division while serving as an appellate judge, and she also chaired committees that created the Registry Manual and Court of Appeal Practice Directions in Civil and Criminal Appeals.


The Hon. Lady Justice Philomena Mbete Mwilu, MGH, was appointed on October 28, 2016, to serve as the Supreme Court of Kenya’s vice president and third deputy chief justice. The Honorable Lady Justice P. M. Mwilu has over 37 years of experience as a lawyer and is a member of the High Court of Kenya. She graduated from the University of Nairobi with both a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws. In 1984, she was admitted to the High Court of Kenya as an advocate.


Justice Mohammed Ibrahim, CBS, SCJ, with honor Following a public and competitive examination, Hon. Mr. Justice Mohammed Ibrahim was chosen to serve as a judge on the first Supreme Court of Kenya on June 16, 2011. He was chosen by the Chief Justice on August 16, 2021, to serve as the Chairperson of the Judiciary Committee on Elections.

Justice Ibrahim was appointed on May 17, 2022, to serve on the Judicial Service Commission as a representative of the Supreme Court (JSC).


Hon Lady Justice Njoki Ndungu, CBS, SCJ Hon Lady Justice Njoki Ndungu is a Judge of the Supreme Court of Kenya. She is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and holds both a Masters in Law Degree (LLM) in Human Rights and Civil Liberties and a Diploma in Women’s Rights.

She has previouslyShe has previously worked as State Counsel in the Office of the Attorney General; Programme Officer at the Institute for Education in Democracy; National Protection Officer at United Nations High Commission for Refugees and Political Analyst in Conflict Management at the African Union.


Hon. Justice (Dr.) Smokin Wanjala, CBS, SCJ Justice Wanjala is a Judge of the Supreme Court of Kenya having been appointed in 2011.  Between 2011 and 2016, he was a member of the Judicial Service Commission (representing the Supreme Court) and Chairperson of the Commission’s Human Resources and Administration Committee.

The Hon. Judge was appointed as the Judiciary Representative to the Council of Legal Education in 2019. He is the current Director, Kenya Judiciary Academy (KJA).

Justice Wanjala is a holder of a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B, Hons.) from the University of Nairobi, a Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law, a Master of Laws (LL.M) from Columbia University, New York, and a Doctorate in Law (PhD) from the University of Ghent, Belgium.


Hon. Justice Isaac Lenaola, CBS, SCJ Hon. Justice Isaac Lenaola is an alumnus of the University of Nairobi and the Kenya School of Law. After admission to the bar, he practiced law in Nairobi specializing in Commercial Law and Land Law and served as a Commissioner both at the Peoples Commission of Kenya (PCK) and at the Peoples Commission of Kenya (PCK) and at the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission (CKRC). He also served as a member of the Tribunal Investigating the conduct of Puisne Judges.

He joined judicial service in 2003 and worked as Resident Judge in Embu, Meru, Machakos and Kakamega High Courts. As a High Court Judge, Hon. Justice Lenaola also served as a Commissioner at the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).  He was previously a Member of the Board, Judicial Training Institute (JTI) (now known as KJA) and Chairman of the Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association (KMJA) and Treasurer of the East African Magistrates and Judges Association (EAMJA).


Hon. Justice Ouko has a wealth of experience in judicial and administrative service spanning over 34 years. He holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL. B) from the University of Nairobi, a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Kenya School of Law and a Master of Arts degree in Criminology & Criminal Justice (MACJ).

He joined the judicial service in 1987 as District Magistrate II (Professional) rising to become a Deputy Registrar of the High Court in 1989. Later in 1997, he was promoted to serve as the first Chief Court Administrator of the Judiciary.

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