JUSTICE JACKTON OJWANG
A no-nonsense judge and a brilliant legal mind is what Justice Ojwang is described as.
He was born in 1950 in Migori county. Ojwang became the first sitting Kenyan judge to receive a Doctor of Laws degree. He joined the Judiciary in 2003, serving as a High Court judge in Nairobi and Mombasa until 2011. Ojwang was admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya in September 1983.
His professional career began at the University of Nairobi School of Law, where he lectured from 1976 to 1983.
From 1983 to 1987, he served as a senior lecturer at the University Of Nairobi School of Law and also as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. He then went ahead to become a full professor of law and from 1987 to 1990 becoming an associate professor at the University Of Nairobi School Of Law.
In 1990, Justice Ojwang became the dean of law at the University of Nairobi School of Law, where he held that position from 1990 to 2003. Ojwang was appointed as an Associate Justice to the inaugural Supreme Court on June 11, 2011.