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Hon. Mr. Justice Nduma Mathews Nderi

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Hon. Mr. Justice Nduma Mathews Nderi

Justice Mathews Nderi Nduma was appointed Judge of the Employment and Labour Relations Court in July 2012. He was elected Principal Judge of the Court in October 2012 and served until October

2017, when his term ended. He has served as a Judge of Superior Courts in the Commonwealth for over 15 years, most of those years as the head of the Court. In addition, he was involved in robust civil and criminal litigation and provided legal services and leadership in public and international organisations.

Between 1993 and 2006, Justice Nderi worked in the Kingdom of Swaziland in different capacities as an Expatriate Crown Counsel, Senior Crown Counsel and Judge President of the Industrial Court of


Prior to his appointment as a judge, he served as the Head of Legal Services for the Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) from 2006 to 2007 and as Principal Legal Officer with the East African Community (EAC) in 2008.

Judge Nderi holds a Master of Laws degree (LLM) – International Trade Law, from University of Stellenbosh, Cape Town (2004), Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from the University of Nairobi (1987), a Diploma from the Kenya School of Law (1988), Diploma in Human Resource Management (HRM), South African Institute of Management, 1995, and Facility Accredited Mediator, Strathmore Dispute Resolution Centre, 2015. He was admitted to the Bar in 1988.

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