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Hon. Mr. Justice Nzioki Wa Makau

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Hon. Mr. Justice Nzioki Wa Makau

Justice Nzioki wa Makau was appointed judge of the ELRC in July 2012. He has served in Nairobi and Nyeri.

Judge Makau practiced criminal and commercial law at various law firms and as a Legal Counsel for several local companies.

He worked for the Kenya Anti- Corruption Commission (KACC) in 2001 where he was a Prosecutor in the now defunct Kenya Anti-Corruption Authority (KACA), the precursor to KACC and Ethics

and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).

The Judge also served as an Attorney and Investigator from 2005 to 2012 in the defunct KACC and at the EACC.

Justice Makau holds a Master of Laws degree (LLM) – Animal and Environmental Law, from Lewis and Clark Law School, Oregon, USA.

He attained BA (Econ.), Bachelor of General Law (BGL), and Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) degree from University of Bombay, India.

Justice Makau has served in the Judiciary Committee of Inquiry on the Status and Recovery of Judiciary Land and Assets in Kenya as member and Vice Chair.

He chairs the Human Resource Administration Committee of the Judiciary (HRAC).

Justice Makau is the Treasurer, East Africa Magistrates and Judges Association (EAMJA) and the immediate former Chair, Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association (KMJA) – Mt. Kenya Region.

He is also a lifelong conservationist, Founder and Chairman of Tsavo Trust.

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