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Hon. Lady Justice Lucy Waruguru Gitari

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Hon. Lady Justice Lucy Waruguru Gitari

Appointment to Judicial Service

  • Joined the judicial service as a District Magistrate II (Prof) in 1985
  • Appointed Judge of the High Court in 2016
  • Served as Presiding Judge at Kerugoya and Chuka High Courts


Academic and Professional Qualifications


  • Bachelors of Laws (LLB) degree, University of Nairobi.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law
  • Admitted to the Bar in 1985


Training Attended

  • Effective and Efficient Administration of Justice
  • Management and Administration courses for Magistrates
  • Strategies for Personal Growth at Kenya School of Professional Studies
  • Users Seminar on Istanbul Protocol
  • Environmental Law and its Enforcement.
  • Refugee Laws.
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Corruption and Economic Crimes and Cyber Crimes.
  • Trainer on Sexual Offences Act
  • Change Management
  • Emerging Issues and Best Practices in Juvenile Justice
  • Best Interests of the Child
  • Stress Management and Counselling
  • Transgender Issues
  • Tax Law
  • Counter Terrorism
  • Judgement and Legal Writing
  • Mediator



Previous Experience

  • Magistrate for 31 years from 1985 at various levels
  • Head of Station at Nyeri, Karatina, Naivasha, Kerugoya, Embu, Malindi and Kisumu Law Courts and Milimani Children’s Court, Nairobi
  • Deputy Registrar, at the High Court and Court of Appeal.
  • Special Magistrate, East and Central Province under the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act.


Other Responsibilities


  • Member, Kenya Women Judges Association, Kenyan Chapter and serves as Regional Representative of Mount Kenya Region.
  • Member, National Council on the Administration of Justice Special Taskforce on Children Matters
  • Served on committees responsible for developing the Registry Manual for subordinate courts and a manual for Heads of Stations.
  • Spearheaded rehabilitation programmes for drug addicts in Malindi
  • Regional Chairlady of Coast Region, Embu Region and Council member of Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association.
  • Worked with alcoholics in rehabilitation institutions
  • Member, Committee of Swedish – Kenya Co-operation on Prison Reforms.
  • Member of Schools’ Board of Governors and committees.
  • Participated in church activities and career guidance in schools


  • Mentoring young girls
  • Assisting the poor, visiting prisoners with church members to give donations and evangelising
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