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Hon. Lady Justice Dorah Chepkwony

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Hon. Lady Justice Dorah Chepkwony

Hon. Lady Justice Dorah Chepkwony was born in Kakamega County.


Appointment to Judicial Service


  • Joined the Judicial Service as a Magistrate
  • Appointed Judge of the High Court in 2015
  • Served at Mombasa, Milimani-Nairobi and Kiambu High Courts


Academic and Professional Qualifications


  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree, 1989
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law
  • Admitted to the Bar in 1991


Training Attended

  • Management Development for Women Managers in the Public Service, 1997
  • Effective and Efficient Administration of Justice, 1997
  • Administration and Financial Management, 2002
  • Introduction to International Protection and Refugee Law, 2009
  • Court Administration, Judicial Reform and Change Management, 2009
  • Anti-Illicit Trade, 2009
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, 2010
  • Application of International Human Rights Legal Instruments, 2011
  • Introduction to International Protection and Refugee Law, 2012
  • IARLJ Africa Chapter Conference/ Training, 2012
  • Nurturing Excellence Mentorship, 2012
  • Women Leading Change, 2012
  • Women Judges Enabling Sustainable Development Goals: Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, 2017
  • Judicial Study and Observation Programme by Standing International Forum of Commercial Courts, 2022


Previous Experience

  • Magistrate in various court stations
  • Teacher


Other Responsibilities


  • Board Member of Nakuru Girls’ High School
  • Board Member of St. Kizito Girls Secondary School, Lusumu




  • Volunteering and Community Involvement
  • Travel
  • Reading
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