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Hon. Lady Justice Hellen Wasilwa

The Judiciary > Hon. Lady Justice Hellen Wasilwa

Hon. Lady Justice Hellen Wasilwa

Lady Justice Hellen Wasilwa was appointed Judge of the ELRC in July 2012. She has served in Kisumu, Nairobi and Nakuru.

Judge Wasilwa has more than 30 years of experience in administering justice in Kenya. She joined the Judiciary in 1990 as a magistrate and rose through the ranks to her current position. Prior to her appointment as a judge, she served as the first Registrar of the then defunct Industrial Court of Kenya.

She has also been a trainer and a lecturer at the Kenya School of Law, JTI, Advocates CLE and Mount Kenya University. The Judge has served as a member of the ELRC Rules Committee (2013 to 2018) and Vice Chair of the Judiciary Human Resource Policies and Procedures Manual Taskforce (2018 to 2021).

She is currently the Vice President of the Kenya Women Judges Association and the immediate former President of the Kenya Judges Welfare Association.

She was awarded the Head of State Commendation (HSC) in 2008, for her distinguished service as a civil servant. She won the Child Jurist of the year Award- Chambers of Justice for her outstanding contribution in the protection of children as magistrate (2002). She also won the Inaugural lawyer of the Year Award – The Cradle, the Child Foundation (2002).

She holds a Master of Laws (LLM) – Environmental and Natural Resource Law, 2009, Bachelor of Laws (LLB), 1988 from the University of Nairobi and Post Graduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law.

She has trained in International Labour Standards from the ILO Training school in Turin Italy and Advanced leadership from the Kenya School of Government. She was admitted to the Bar in 1989.

Justice Wasilwa is married and blessed with children and grandchildren.

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