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Hon. Lady Justice Lilian Nambwire Mutende

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Hon. Lady Justice Lilian Nambwire Mutende

Hon. Lady Justice Lilian Nambwire Mutende was born in Busia County.


Appointment to Judicial Service

  • Joined Judicial Service as a Magistrate in 1989.
  • Appointed Judge of the High Court in 2012.
  • Served as Judge at Kericho, Machakos and Kitui High Courts as well as Milimani High Court Criminal Division.


Academic and Professional Qualifications:

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


Training Attended

  • Professional Network of Judges, Prosecutors and Crime Investigators.
  • Election Dispute Resolution.
  • Constitutional Interpretation.
  • Emerging Issues in Criminal Law & Procedure.
  • The Impact of the Constitution on the Criminal Justice System.
  • Refugee Protection and International Law Training of Trainers (TOT) Workshop.
  • EAC Common Market Protocol.
  • Anti – Illicit Trade for Law Enforcement Agencies
  • The Implementation Action Plan of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC)
  • Basic Counselling Skills for Trauma in Children.
  • Implementation of Various Reports by Commissions of Inquiry and Watchdogs Institutions.
  • Environmental Law and its Enforcement.
  • Administration and Financial Management


Previous Experience

  • Magistrate and Head of Station in various court stations
  • Judge/Advocate under the Armed Forces Act.



Other Responsibilities


  • Chairperson: Court Users Committee; Bar Bench Committee and Leadership Management Team
  • Member, Court Users Committee and Bar-Bench Committee.
  • Presiding Judge
  • Liaison Officer Judiciary, National Anti-Corruption Plan
  • Member; Performance Management Measurement Steering Committee



  • Engaging in meaningful performance management interactions and conversations.
  • Restorative justice that promotes re-integration.
  • Exploring crimes against humanity.
  • 3 “P” Paradigm fundamental framework in human trafficking.


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