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Hon. Mr. Justice Byram Ongaya

The Judiciary > Hon. Mr. Justice Byram Ongaya

Hon. Mr. Justice Byram Ongaya

Justice Byram Ongaya was appointed Judge of the ELRC in 2012. He has served in Nakuru, Nyeri, Nairobi and Mombasa. Justice Ongaya practiced law from 1998 to 2004, focusing on Constitutional and Administrative Law, Judicial Review, Civil Litigation and, Public Policy and Legislative Drafting.

In 2004, he was appointed to found and head the Legal Services Department at the Public Service Commission of Kenya (PSC).In 2010, Justice Ongaya was appointed and seconded to serve as the Director of Legal Services at the Interim Independent Boundaries Review Commission (IIBRC).

He has authored and has been involved in drafting many legal instruments including policy documents and advisory legal opinions.

He holds a Master of Laws degree (LLM) – Governance and Democracy, from the University of Nairobi, 2008. He attained a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Nairobi (1998). He was admitted to

the Roll of Advocates of the High Court of Kenya in 2000.

He is a registered Certified Public Secretary of Kenya – CPS (K), and a life member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK). He served as a member of the Editorial Committee of the Institute’s Journal, “The Management”.

The Judge is involved in community mobilisation and environmental improvement.

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