Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. Former Member of the Pan-African Parliament and of the 9th Parliament in the National Assembly of Kenya. Chief of the Burning Spear. Architect of statutes to advance women’s rights, including the Sexual Offences Act 2006 and amendment to the Employment Act 2007. Awardee of “UN Person of the Year” in Kenya in 2006.
Judge of the Supreme Court of Kenya, Hon. Justice Njoki Susanna Ndung’u is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. She has previously work experience as State Counsel in the Office of the Attorney General, Programme Officer at the Institute for Education in Democracy, and National Protection Officer at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Justice Njoki S. Ndung’u is a former Member of the Pan-African Parliament and of the 9th Parliament in the National Assembly of Kenya, where she sat in the Standing Committees on Defense and Foreign Affairs, Administration of Justice and Legal Affairs and the Parliamentary Select Committee on the Constitution. She is the architect of the Sexual Offences Act 2006, and of amendments to the Employment Act 2007 providing for paid maternity and paternity leave, as well to the Political Parties Act 2007 on affirmative action measures for women in political participation.
Hon. Njoki Ndung’u sat as a member of the Committee of Experts that drafted the Kenyan Constitution and has received international and national recognition for her work; she was awarded the UN Person of the Year in Kenya 2006 and the International Commission of Jurists – Jurist of the Year Award 2006 and Presidential Commendation of the rank of the Elder of the Burning Spear (EBS) in the same year. Justice Ndung’u was more recently awarded the rank of Chief of the Burning Spear (CBS).
She holds both a Masters in Law degree (LL.M) in Human Rights and civil liberties and a diploma in Women’s Rights.