Court of Appeal of Kenya

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The Court of Appeal of Kenya is established under Article164 of the constitution of Kenya and consists of a number of judges, being not fewer than twelve and not more than thirty.

The Court handles appeals arising over the decisions of the High Court of Kenya as well as any other court or Tribunal as provided for in Law. The Judges of the Court of Appeal elect a President to represent them on the Judicial Service Commission.

The Court of Appeal currently has six registries, one each in Nairobi, Mombasa, Nyeri, Kisumu, Nakuru and Eldoret.


The Court is headed by a president of the Court of Appeal who is elected by the judges of the Court of Appeal from among themselves. The current president is Justice Paul Kihara Kariuki.[1]

Current Justices[edit]

The following are the current members of the Court of Appeal:[2]

  • Hon. Mr. Justice Paul Kihara Kariuki
  • Hon. Mr. Justice Erastus M Githinji
  • Hon. Mr. Justice Philip N Waki
  • Hon. Mr. Justice John Walter
  • Hon. Mr. Justice Alnashir R M Visram
  • Hon. Lady Justice Roselyn Nambuye
  • Hon. Lady Justice Wanjiru Karanja
  • Hon. Lady Justice Martha Koome
  • Hon. Lady Justice Hannah Okwengu
  • Hon. Mr. Justice John Wycliffe Mwera
  • Hon. Mr. Justice Mohamed Warsame
  • Hon. Mr. Justice G.B.M Kariuki
  • Hon. Lady Justice Philomena Mwilu
  • Hon. Mr. Justice Milton Asike Makhandia
  • Hon. Mr. Justice Daniel Musinga
  • Hon. Mr. Justice Festus Azangalala
  • Hon. Mr. Justice William Ouko
  • Hon. Mr. Justice Patrick Kiage
  • Hon. Mr. Justice Steven Kairu
  • Hon. Mr. Justice Kathurima M'inoti
  • Hon. Lady Justice Agnes Murgor
  • Hon. Lady Justice Fatuma Sichale
  • Hon. Lady Justice Jamila Mohammed
  • Hon. Mr. Justice (Prof.) James Otieno Odek
  • Hon. Mr. Justice Sankale Ole Kantai

Former Justices[edit]

The following are former members of the Court of Appeal:[3]


The Court of Appeal has jurisdiction to hear appeals from the High Court and any other court or tribunal as prescribed by an Act of Parliament. It also hears contempt of court as original jurisdiction.

External links[edit]

  • [1] Official Website