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Hon. Justice Heston Nyaga

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Hon. Justice Heston Nyaga

Hon. Justice Heston Nyaga was born in Embu County


Appointment to Judicial Service

  • Joined the judicial service as a Senior Resident Magistrate in 2004
  • Appointed Judge of the High Court in 2022
  • Served as judge at Nakuru High Court.


Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Law (LLB) degree, University of Nairobi
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law
  • Admitted to the Bar in 1997


Training Attended

  • Computer Skills for Managers, IAT
  • Sexual Offences Act
  • Jurisprudence on Equality and Justice
  • Anti-illicit Trade Training Court Administration, Judicial Reforms and Change Management
  • Inaugural Judiciary Transformation
  • Developments on Jurisprudence in Bond/Bail Policy
  • Daily Court Returns and Judicial Officers’ Statistic Returns
  • Death Sentence and Life Imprisonment; Emerging and Comparative Jurisprudence
  • Human Trafficking and Electronic Evidence
  • Active Case Management
  • Plea Bargaining for Judicial Officers
  • Alternatives to Imprisonment and Non-Custodial Sentences
  • Victim Protection Act
  • Alternative Justice Systems
  • EDR/Election Offences training for Magistrates



Previous Experience

  • Magistrate at Nakuru Law Courts
  • Magistrate and Head of Station in Kabarnet, Molo and Milimani Commercial Law Courts
  • Deputy Head of Station, Makadara Law Courts



Other Responsibilities   

  • Member, Judiciary Sub Committee on Addressing Case Backlog
  • Chairperson, Committee that Developed the Mobile Court Policy for the Magistrate’s Courts
  • Member, Auctioneers Licensing Board



  • Tennis/Football
  • Hiking/ Camping
  • Solving Cryptic Crosswords
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