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Hon. Justice Prof (Dr) Nixon Wanyama Sifuna

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Hon. Justice Prof (Dr) Nixon Wanyama Sifuna

Hon Justice Prof (Dr) Nixon Wanyama Sifuna was born in Bungoma County


Appointment to Judicial Service

  • Appointed Judge of the High Court in 2022
  • Served at Milimani, Commercial and Tax Division


Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Law, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Master of Philosophy Degree in law, Moi University
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree, University of Nairobi
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law
  • Admitted to the Bar in 1995
  • Certificate in Environmental Impact Assessment & Environmental Audit, Moi University
  • Visiting Scholar, Environmental law Institute (ELI), Washington DC, USA.


 Training Attended

  • Tax Law
  • Insolvency Law
  • Maritime Crime


Previous Experience

  • Part-time Lecturer, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor, Moi University
  • External Examiner in other universities
  • Practiced law for many years
  • Registered with NEMA as a lead expert
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental Audit Practitioner.


Other Responsibilities

Member, Anti-Corruption Advisory Committee of Kenya’s National Council on the Administration of Justice (NCAJ).



2022 Winner, the inaugural Africa Development Bank’s (AFDB) Continental Award for Accountability and Integrity



Promoting social justice, constitutionalism, sustainable development and the rule of law through judicial decisions, research and scholarly publications.

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