Session: Chief Guest

Profile:  Hon Lady Justice Jacqueline Kamau is currently the Presiding Judge at the Kisumu Law Courts, having joined the Kenya Judiciary in the year 2012. She is a former President of the Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association (KMJA) and has been a member of the Integrated Court Management (ICMS) Committee that is charged with the responsibility of automating the Kenya Judiciary. She has also served as a member of the Mediation Committee that came up with the Mediation Rules for the pilot Court- Mandated Mediation in the Family and Commercial and Admiralty Divisions of the High Court of Kenya.

She has also served on the conciliation panel of the World Bank funded, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), headquartered in Washington, USA for two (2) terms. She has also served in the panel of International Commercial Disputes Tribunal headquartered in New Delhi, India for the years 2019-2020.

She is also a past Presiding Judge of the  High  Court  of  Kenya,  Voi,  Taita  Taveta County, Coast  Region;  a  past  Chair of KMJA – Coast  Region  and  has served well as a member of the Executive Committee of the Kenya Women’s Judges Association (KWJA); wherein she also served on the Project and Planning Committee.

She is a Chartered Arbitrator in Kenya and an accredited tutor of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (K) Kenya and its headquarters in London, UK. She is also a former Chair of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (K) Kenya. Apart from the training at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Hon. Justice Kamau did also receive her Mediation training at the Centre for African Peace and Conflict Resolution (CAPCR) which is affiliated to the California State University, Sacramento, USA.  She has presented papers and participated in many international meetings in the area of arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods. She has vast experience in commercial and family matters having practiced a lot in those areas as an advocate.