High Schools Attended By Supreme Court Judges
Raila Odinga and others have filed a presidential election case contesting William Ruto’s victory in the August 9 general election.
All eyes are now on the Supreme Court in anticipation of its decision on the appeal.
The supreme court is comprised of seven judges with extensive expertise, some of whom have served on the court since its inception ten years ago.
However, whose institutions did these seasoned justices attend in their youth?
Teachersupdates.co.ke investigates the educational institutions that shaped the careers of Kenya’s leading judges.
The soft-spoken judge attended both primary and secondary school in Western Kenya, where his ancestors originated.
Wanjala attended Sigalame Boys High School in the constituency of Funyula.
After completing his LLB at the University of Nairobi (UoN), he pursued his Master at Columbia University in the United States.
He holds a doctorate in law from Ghent University in Belgium.
Before joining the Supreme Court, Wanjala lectured at the University of Nairobi for 15 years, where he taught international law, international human rights law, and land law.
Koome was a Mugoiri Girls High School student. The school is located in Meru County, which is part of the greater Mount Kenya region.
The 62-year-old chief judge was born and reared in the village of Kithiu.
Her career extends over three decades, and she holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi, which she earned in 1986.
Justice Lenaola, age 55, attended Alliance High School for his secondary schooling. 1973 marked the beginning of his studies at St. Mary’s Nursery School in Maralal.
Justice Lenaola was appointed to the High Court for the first time on October 28, 2003. He served as a Resident Judge in Embu, Meru, Machakos, and Kakamega counties.
Njoki Susanna Ndung’u ‘
Justice Njoki Ndung’u has an excellent legal career spanning 25 years. She benefited from attending Kenya High in Nairobi.
She was raised in a wealthy family. She began her career in Kenya’s Attorney General’s office in 1989.
Ouko is from the region of Nyanza, where he received his primary education. Ouko’s career development may be traced back to Usenge Primary School between 1969 and 1976.
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In Mombasa County’s Kilindini High School, he earned his O level.
He completed his Master’s degree in Criminology at Egerton University.
Before Egerton, Justice Ouko, who was the President of the Court of Appeal prior to his appointment to the Supreme Court, holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Nairobi.