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Hon. Lady Justice Hedwig Ong’udi

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Hon. Lady Justice Hedwig Ong’udi

Hon. Lady Justice Hedwig Ong’udi was born in Kakamega County


Appointment to Judicial Service


  • Joined the Judicial service as a District Magistrate II (Prof.) in 1985
  • Appointed Judge of the High Court in 2011
  • Served as Presiding Judge at the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Division, Civil Division, Constitutional and Human Rights Division Milimani
  • Served at Embu, Kericho and Makueni High Courts


Academic and Professional Qualifications


  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree, University of Nairobi
  • Diploma in Legal Studies, Kenya School of Law
  • Admitted to the bar in 1985


Training Attended


  • Leadership Skills for Chief Justices, Judge Presidents, Principal Judges, Heads of High Court Divisions and Resident Judges.
  • International Protection & Refugee Law —2008 & 2009.
  • Asset recovery —2008.
  • Money laundering — 2017.
  • Court Administration, Judicial Reform & Change Management — 2009.
  • Mediation & Conflict Resolution — 2021.
  • Training on Tax Law —2023.
  • First African Women Judges Conference in Gabon —2023.
  • International Narcotics Law Enforcement Training —
  • Thailand —2007.


Previous Experience

  • Magistrate at various court stations


Other Responsibilities

  • Member, Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association (KMJA)
  • Member, East African Magistrate and Judges Association (EAMJA)
  • Member, Kenya Women Judges’ Association (KWJA)
  • Member, International Association of Refugee Law Judges (IARLJ).



  • Support widows, orphans and the venerable
  • Visiting prisons and children’s home
  • Prayers and sharing the word of God
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