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Hon. Lady Justice Ochieng Christine E. Atieno

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Hon. Lady Justice Ochieng Christine E. Atieno

Hon. Lady Justice Christine Atieno Ochieng was born in Siaya County.


She holds the following academic and professional qualifications:

  • Masters in Women’s Law from University of Zimbabwe
  • Bachelor of Laws from University of Pune
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology & Sociology) from M. S. University of Baroda
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law
  • Admitted to the Roll of Advocates in 1997
  • Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Certificate in Legislative Drafting

She has over 25 years experience in the legal profession.

She was appointed as an Environment and Land Court Judge in 2016 and has served in Machakos and Kajiado


Previous Experience

  • Executive Director, FIDA Kenya.
  • Senior Policy Advisor, Ipas Africa Alliance.
  • National Adviser /Coordinator for the UNFPA/UNICEF Joint Female Genital Mutilation/Cut (FGM/C) Programme.
  • Program Officer- Advocacy, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA).
  • Senior Program Officer – Women’s Rights

Monitoring, Research and Advocacy Programme

FIDA Kenya.

  • Senior Program Officer in-charge – Kisumu Legal

Aid Clinic FIDA Kenya.

  • Associate Advocate at Behan & Okero Advocates, Kisumu.


Other responsibilities

  • Member of the committee that drafted the

Guidelines on Judiciary’s Peer Review Framework for Judges.



  • Advocacy on human rights, environmental rights, land rights, gender equality and equity and children’s rights
  • Travelling
  • Reading
  • Cooking
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