Lady Justice Pauline Nyamweya was appointed a Judge of the Court of Appeal of Kenya in June 2021, having previously served as a Judge of the High Court of Kenya since August 2011. Justice Nyamweya has since her appointment as a judge served as the Presiding Judge of the Environment and Land Court, from January 2013 to August 2015; Presiding Judge of Machakos County Courts from September 2015 to March 2018; and Presiding Judge of the Judicial Review Division of the High Court at Nairobi between April 2018 and May 2021.
Prior to joining the Judiciary, Justice Nyamweya had attained over twenty (20) years’ experience in teaching law, in constitutional and governance reform initiatives, and in governance and human rights advocacy. She previously served as a Lecturer at the School of Law, University of Nairobi from 1992 to 2011, and also taught at the Southern and Eastern African Centre for Women and the Law at Harare, Zimbabwe. She was a Member of the Devolved Government Task Force from 2010 to 2011; served as Deputy Secretary of the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission between 2001 and 2006, Secretary of the Capital Markets Tribunal between 2002 and 2008; and was a member of the Advisory Team to the Kenya Government’s Governance, Justice, Law and Order Sector Programme (GJLOS) between 2004 and 2010.
During the said period Justice Nyamweya in addition carried out various consultancy assignments on governance, gender, and human rights for the Kenyan Government and various International Development Partners.
With regard to academic qualifications, the Honourable Judge holds a First-Class Honours Bachelor’s Degree in law from the University of Nairobi in Kenya, and a Master of Laws Degree from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. She is also an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.