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Hon. Lady Justice Margaret Waringa Muigai

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Hon. Lady Justice Margaret Waringa Muigai

Appointment to Judicial Service

  • Joined the Judicial Service as a District Magistrate in 1989
  • Appointed as Judge of the High Court in 2014
  • Served at Machakos and Milimani (Family and Commercial and Tax Divisions) High Courts
  • Presiding Judge at Machakos High Court


Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Master of Laws (LLM) degree, Corporate Law and Finance Widener University School of Law Wilmington Delaware, U.S.A.
  • Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree, University of Nairobi, 1987
  • Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law, 1988,
  • Admitted to the bar in 1989


Trainings Attended

  • Curriculum Development Skills Training, Kenyatta University
  • Delivery Methods for Effective teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Kenyatta University
  • Tax Resolution Process in Kenya
  • Election Dispute Resolution Debrief
  • Reform of Insolvency Regime in Kenya
  • Certificate in Leadership Skills
  • Royal Institute of Public Administration (RIPA) United Kingdom
  • International Law Institute (ILI), Washington, U.S.A., Certificate in World Trade Law and Regional Agreements
  • Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Lund, Sweden, Certificate in Human Rights Law
  • Loyola – Tulane University, Public Law Centre, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A. Certificate in Legislative Drafting.
  • East African Harmonization of Legal Training Curriculum and Regulatory Framework
  • Academic Promotion of the Pedagogy of Effective Advocacy in Law (APPEAL) in Durban, South Africa
  • State Corporations Advisory Committee (SCAC) Taskforce Workshop
  • Monitoring and Evaluation training, Strathmore University


Previous Experience


  • Magistrate serving in different court stations
  • Deputy Director Academic Programs, Kenya School of Law
  • Assistant Director, Continuing Legal and Professional Development Projects’ and Research (CPD P&R), Kenya School of Law
  • Senior Lecturer, Kenya School of Law, 2007 – 2014
  • Senior Officer/Crime Reader, Investigations Department – Kenya Anti-Corruption Authority (KACA), 1999 – 2001
  • Deputy Registrar, Milimani High Court Commercial Division, 1998-1999
  • Secretary Integrity and Anti- Corruption Committee of the Judiciary Ringera Committee, 2003
  • Senior Officer – Investigations Section Kenya Anti-Corruption Authority (KACA) Integrity Centre, 2000
  • Lecturer, Kenya School of Professional Studies Inorero Centre, Parklands, Nairobi, 1996 – 1999
  • Member of Standing Committee on Law Reform at the Federation of Kenya Women Lawyers (FIDA, Kenya)

Other Responsibilities

  • Treasurer for the Kenya Judges and Magistrates Association Committee – Nairobi
  • Member of the Editorial board of the National Justice Journal “Hakimu”.
  • Member of the Training Committee on Kenya National Community Service Orders Program.
  • Member, Law Society of Kenya.
  • Member, Federation of Women Lawyers in Kenya (FIDA-Kenya).
  • Associate Member, Kenya Judges and Magistrates Association.
  • Member, Kenya Women Judges Association.


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