JUSTICE SMOKIN WANJALA
He has a rich sense of humour and is known for his appreciation of fine points of law.
Justice Wanjala joined the Supreme Court from academia, where he was lecturing law at the University of Nairobi.
He served for five years at the defunct Kenya Anti Corruption Commission. He was reappointed but he resigned after the issue generated public debate.
At the time when he resigned, Wanjala had this to say, “I had to bite the bullet and live with the consequences. I made it for my family and the country. The country is bigger than any of us. KACC is bigger than any of us.”
He served in the famous Ndung’u Commission which investigated the illegal acquisition of public land. He is credited with having overseen the compilation and writing of what has become popularly known as the Ndung’u Report. The report implicated the high and the mighty in illegal land acquisition and is yet to be implemented. Wanjala holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Nairobi.