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Hon. Lady Justice Florence N. Muchemi

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Hon. Lady Justice Florence N. Muchemi

Hon. Lady Justice Florence N. Muchemi was born in Nyeri County

Appointment to Judicial Service

  • Appointed Judge of the High Court in 2009
  • Served at Bungoma, Busia, Milimani, Embu Nyeri and Thika High Courts

 

Academic and Professional Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree, University of Nairobi
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law
  • Admitted to the Bar in 1982

 

Training Attended

 

  • International Conference of the Great Lakes Region on SGBV at Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
  • A course in International Refugee Law, United Nations Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Sanremo, Italy.
  • Trainings on diverse legal issues, Kenya Judges Colloquiums
  • KMJA trainings on Demystifying the Judiciary, Court Users’ Committees, Sexual Offences and Peer Review Mechanisms, Bangalore Principles among other subjects.
  • Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges conferences in Toronto, Malawi and South Africa on Independence of the Judiciary, Judicial Accountability, Bangalore Principles and other subjects on the administration of justice.
  • African Ministers Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) in Kampala on Efforts by Member States in Environmental Protection and Sharing Transnational Water Courses.
  • International, regional and national conferences by Kenya Women Judges Association on SGBV, Women Property Rights, Access to Justice, Children’s Rights, Money Laundering, Transgender Issues, Sexual Offenses and Human Trafficking.

 

  • Seminars by International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) Kenya on Development of Law & Jurisprudence, Judicial Reforms, Access to Justice and Information.
  • Drug Trafficking, Economic and Cyber Crimes, Commercial, Finance Law and Bank Fraud courses
  • Education tours to several Environmental Tribunals and Courts including: Supreme Courts of India and Bangladesh, Ministries of Environment in South Africa, Uganda and Seychelles, Mauritius Tribunal, Sweden and Australia (New South Wales Environment Court and Victoria Civil Tribunal).
  • Environmental Law courses in various topics by United Nations Environmental Programmes (UNEP) and other environmental institutions
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Course, Kenya Institute of Administration.
  • Advanced Administration and Senior Management Course, Kenya Institute of Administration.

Previous Experience

 

  • Chief Magistrate in charge of Mombasa, Eldoret, Naivasha and Machakos Law Courts.
  • Head of Station at Kerugoya, Thika and Kiambu Law Courts.
  • Chair, National Environment Tribunal
  • Lecturer Law and Head of College Staff and Officers – Office of the President (Administration Police Training College)
  • Lecturer, Environmental Matters -Kenya Institute of Administration

 

Other Responsibilities

 

  • Presiding Judge in stations worked as Judge.
  • Regional Chair, Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association, North Rift and Coast Regions.
  • Regional Chair, International Association of Women Judges

 

Interests

  • Reading motivational and inspirational books
  • Swimming
  • Travelling
  • Participating in Christian education including Bible Study Fellowship International (BSF)
  • Leisure walks, singing and dancing
  • Small Scale Farming

 

 

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