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The Education Institutions Attended By The Supreme Court Judges

The apex court in Kenya, the Supreme Court is comprised of a bench of seven judges. These judges hold a revered high echelon and have been instrumental in determining various presidential polls and other constitutional petitions. This article will take a look at institutions where these judges attended.

Chief Justice Martha Koome 

Martha Koome Biography, Background, Education, Career and Family 
Martha Koome in a past photo. Photo|JSC Image/Courtesy

Martha Koome took over from former Chief Justice David Maraga in 2021. She has an illustrious legal career since admission to the bar in 1987. Koome attended Mugoiri Girls High School in Murang’a County and pursued a Bachelor’s of Law (LLB) at University of Nairobi. Koome holds a Masters in Public International Law from the University of London.

Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu

Philomena Mwilu previously served as a high court judge (2007) then to Court of Appeal in 2012. She was appointed to the apex court in 2016. Mwilu holds a Bachelors of Laws from UoN and masters from the same institution.

Justice Smokin Wanjala 

Smokin Wanjala hails from the border County of Busia in Western Kenya. He went to Sigalame High School (Busia) then joined University of Nairobi to pursue law. Wanjala matriculated at Columbia University for a Masters of Law (LLM). He holds a PhD from University of Ghent (Belgium).

Justice Mohammed Ibrahim 

Mohammed Ibrahim has served in the Supreme Court for approximately ten years. He previously worked as a high court judge in Eldoret, Nairobi and Mombasa. He holds a Bachelors of Laws from University of Nairobi.

Justice Isaac Lenaola

Isaac Lenaola: The First Samburu To Study Law, Now Judge Of The Supreme Court 
Supreme Court Judge Isaac Lenaola Photocredit/NATION MEDIA GROUP

Isaac Lenaola hails from Samburu County. He previously worked as a high court judge. He went to Alliance High School and obtained a law degree from University of Nairobi.

Lady Justice Njoki Ndung’u 

Njoki Ndung’u attended Kenya High School then enrolled for a law degree at University of Nairobi. She holds a Masters of Law in Human Rights and Civil Liberties from University of Leicester.

Justice William Ouko 

Ouko attended Kilindini High School in Mombasa County. He holds a Bachelors of Laws from UoN and Masters in Criminology from Egerton University.

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