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Hon. Lady Justice Teresia Mumbua Matheka

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Hon. Lady Justice Teresia Mumbua Matheka

Hon Lady Justice Teresia Mumbua Matheka was born in Machakos County


Appointment to Judicial Service

  • Joined the Judiciary in 1993 as District Magistrate (II) Prof.
  • Appointed Judge of the High Court in 2016
  • Served as Judge at Makueni, Nakuru and Nyeri High Courts


Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (LLB), University of Nairobi
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law
  • Admitted to the Bar in 1990
  • Certificate from the United Nations Asia and East Institute (Japan) on Treatment of Juvenile Delinquency and a Masters in Women’s Law (Southern and Eastern African Regional Centre for Women’s Law), University of Zimbabwe.


Training Attended


Participated in various seminars, workshops and trainings on issues related to the administration of justice and different aspects of the law such as:

  • Development of a Curriculum on Child Care and Protection, Pwani University, Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development and Association of Charitable Institutions of Kenya (ACCIK)
  • Training as a mediator at the JTI
  • Trainer of Trainers, training for children magistrates at Entebbe for Counter Terrorism and Counter Human Trafficking under IAWJ Kenya


Previous Experience

  • Chief Magistrate at Mombasa, Nanyuki and Kibera Law Courts.
  • Magistrate at Kakamega, Butali, Nakuru – Municipal Court and Nyahururu Law Courts
  • Served at the Judiciary Training Institute
  • Worked with the Taskforce on Alternative Justice Systems
  • Served on the National Committee on Community Service
  • Legal Assistant.
  • Untrained Teacher at Kyangala Secondary School


Other Responsibilities


  • Chairperson, NCAJ Standing Committee on the Administration of Justice for Children.
  • Member, National Council on the Administration of Justice (NCAJ) Taskforce on Children Matters
  • Presiding Judge Makueni Law Courts
  • Chair, County CUC.
  • Member, the Committee on NCAJ Bill
  • Chair, IAWJ Kenya Coast Region
  • Part of the National Implementation Team (NIT) of the Child Care and Protection Officers training project
  • Member, Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association – National Treasurer, National Assistant Secretary, Regional Representative, Regional Secretary
  • Member, Kenya Women Judges Association.
  • Trainer of Trainers in the Implementation of the Community Service Act, the KWJA Jurisprudence of Equality Programme, CCPO, and
  • Trainer on Refugee Law in the (KMJA/ UNCHR Project).
  • Served on schools and other boards including St. Martin Catholic Social Apostolate



  • Service to the community
  • Mentoring
  • Tree planting
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