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Hon. Lady Justice Cecilia Githua

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Hon. Lady Justice Cecilia Githua

Hon. Lady Justice Cecilia Githua was born in Kiambu County


Appointment to Judicial Service

  • Joined the Judicial Service as a District Magistrate II (Prof) in 1989
  • Appointed as Judge of the High Court in 2011
  • Served at Milimani (Judicial Review, Civil and Criminal Divisions), Kerugoya, Eldoret, Kisii and Murang’a High Courts.


Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Master of Business Administration degree, University of Nairobi, 2006
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree, University of Nairobi, 1987
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law
  • Admitted to the Bar in 1988


Trainings Attended

  • Sentencing for Judges
  • Leadership and management for Judges
  • Regional Judicial Training on EAC Trade Related Laws
  • Emerging Issues in Interlocutory Injunctions for Resident Judges and heads of divisions
  • Training for Judges on Emerging Issues in Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Judges symposium on Emerging Legal Issues in Commercial and Financial Law


Previous Experience


  • Over 22 years of experience as a magistrate in various courts and in different cadres of the magistracy including Chief Magistrate.
  • Chairperson, National Committee on Community Service Orders


Other Responsibilities

  • Vice-President, International Association of Women Judges- Kenya Chapter.
  • Member, Task Force for Review of the Laws Related to the Exercise of the Power of Mercy Under Article 133 of the Constitution of Kenya and the Power of Mercy Act.
  • Youth Mentorship and Career Counseling with IAWJ- Kenya Chapter, the Kenya Red Cross Society, and Alliance High School.



  • Reading
  • Swimming
  • Music
  • Dancing
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