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Hon. Justice Richard Mururu Mwongo

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Hon. Justice Richard Mururu Mwongo

Appointment to Judicial Service

Appointed Judge of the High Court in 2011


Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Law (LLB), UON, 1986
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law
  • Admitted to the Bar in 1988
  • Diploma in Business Management, Kenya Institute of Management


Training Attended

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) training, in particular arbitration
  • Admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) in 2000
  • Awarded Chartered Arbitrator status (C.Arb) in 2007
  • Placed on the Chartered Institute’s International Register of Arbitrators (UK)


Previous Experience

  • Practiced law at Mwongo & Ngugi Advocates from 1999 to 2011
  • Advocate at R. M. Mwongo, Advocates, from 1994
  • Kaplan & Stratton Advocates until 1990
  • Senior Legal Executive-Equatorial Commercial Bank
  • Group Assistant Company Secretary- Sameer Group of Companies
  • Practiced both domestic and international arbitration from 1989 until appointment as Judge
  • Extensive teaching experience as an Approved Tutor, trainer and mentor in arbitration and ADR in several countries in Africa, for all modules of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ Courses.
  • Chaired the Public Procurement Complaints, Review and Appeals Board (PPCRAB) between 2001 and 2007.


Other Responsibilities

  • Principal Judge of the High Court between 2013 and 2017
  • Presiding Judge, Naivasha High Court from 2018 to 2021
  • Presiding Judge at Kerugoya High Court
  • Full member, MKIM
  • An accredited Governance Auditor
  • Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (FCPS) in 2019.
  • Member, faculty of the University of Cape Town-based Judicial Institute for Africa (JIFA).
  • Member of the Pending Bills Closing Committee (PBCC), between 2005 and 2012.



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