Judicial Profiles

Hon. Justice P.k Tunoi,

Judge of The Supreme Court

The Hon. Mr. Justice Philip Kiptoo Tunoi
The Hon. Mr. Justice Philip Kiptoo Tunoi

Justice Philip Tunoi was appointed to the inaugural Supreme Court on June 11, 2011. He had previously served as Judge of the Court of Appeal since 1993, and as High Court Judge since 1987.

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of East Africa, Dar-es-Salaam, Justice Tunoi was admitted to the Roll of Advocates in Kenya. He holds a master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Nairobi, where he is also completing his doctoral degree in the same discipline.

He served as the Provincial State Counsel for Nyanza and Western provinces from 1970 to 1973 before going into private practice until 1987.

He is the Vice President, East African Court of Justice and the former Chairman of East Africa Judges Training Committee. He has been a member of the Kenya National Council for Law Reporting, Rules Committee East Africa Court of Justice, Senior Judges Committee-Africa, National Crime Research Governing Council and UN Drugs Control Programmes, Judicial Sector, Pretoria.