Judiciary of Kenya

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The Judiciary of Kenya is the system of courts that interprets and applies the law in Kenya


According to the Constitution of Kenya there will be three superior courts:[1]

  • Supreme Court – highest judiciary organ consisting of the Chief Justice, the Deputy Chief Justice and five other judges. This court will handle appeals from the Appeals and Constitutional courts. It will also preside over Presidential impeachment proceedings.
  • Court of Appeal – will handle appeal cases from the High Court and as prescribed by Parliament. It will constitute not less than 12 judges and will be headed by a President appointed by the Chief Justice.

Judicial Service Commission[edit]

An independent Judicial Service Commission has been set up to handle the appointment of judges. They will recommend a list of persons to be appointed as judges by the President.

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