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Office of the Chief Registrar

Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Anne Atieno Amadi


 Anne Atieno Amadi, an advocate of the High Court of Kenya, holds a Masters in Criminal Justice from Boston University, USA, a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Kenya School of Law.

She holds two other Post Graduate Diplomas, one in Alternative Dispute Resolution from California State University and another in Law of Internal Displacement from the Institute of International Humanitarian Law, San Remo, Italy.

She joined the judicial service as a District Magistrate II (Prof.) in 1990 and rose through the ranks to become a Resident Magistrate before joining private legal practice as Sole proprietor at A. A. Amadi & Co. Advocates between 1997 and 2003.

Mrs Amadi served at Federation of Women Lawyers – Kenya (FIDA) as Deputy Executive Director between 2003 and 2008 and as the National Coordinator of National Legal Aid and Awareness Programme (NALEAP), Ministry of Justice National Cohesion and Constitutional Affairs, between 2008 and 2011. Until her appointment as the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary, she was working as a Consultant.

Functions of the Chief Registrar

1. To prepare estimates of expenditure and submit to the National approval
2. Administer the Judiciary Fund
3. Secretary to the Judicial Service Commission; National Council for Administration of Justice.
4. Perform Judicial functions vested in the Chief Registrar by law
5. Exercise powers vested in the office of the Chief Registrar by virtue of any law or regulation and give effect to the directions of the Chief Justice
6. Authorized officer of the Judiciary who shall be responsible for the efficient management of the day to day operations and administration of Human Resources in the Judicial Service
7. In charge of support services in the Judiciary and in particular, planning, development and organization of staff
8. Monitor and enhance administration and office procedures to maximize on efficiency and quality of service
9. Plan, prepare, implement and monitor the budget and collect, receive and account for revenue
10. Prepare reports and proposals on administration issues
11. In charge of the procurement of all stores, management and maintenance of all physical facilities.