Position: Judge of the High Court
Appointed: September 2nd 2011
The Hon. Lady Justice Lydia Awino Achode is a Judge of the High Court of Kenya, an alumnus of the University of Nairobi and the Kenya School of Law. Prior to her appointment to the Bench on 06/09/2011, Justice Achode was the Registrar of the High Court of Kenya. She was confirmed as the Registrar after having competently acted in that capacity for three months. Prior to this she had been the Chief Court Administrator having been appointed to that position in the year 2004.
She is experienced in the areas of Civil and Criminal Law and Procedure, Commercial Litigation, Taxation Law, as well as Gender and Family Law having routinely adjudicated on these areas of law as magistrate for a period spanning over twenty years. Her key competencies include; integrity, ethics, leadership, teamwork, training, recognition, communication and continuous improvement.
She began her career on the bench as a District Magistrate II (Prof.) at the Kericho Law Courts in 1986 and was promoted two years later to the post of Resident Magistrate. She was posted at Makadara Law Courts in Nairobi where she served in this capacity from 1988 to 1994.
In 1994 she was transferred to Mombasa Law Court as a Senior Resident Magistrate having been promoted. While there, her hard work and due diligence were again recognized when she was promoted to Principle Magistrate in the year 2000 and to Senior Principle Magistrate 2004.
Her impeccable record also got her appointed as the Anti-Corruption Magistrate in respect of the Coast Region and North-Eastern Province in the year 2004, a position she held until she got appointed as the Chief Court Administrator.
Mrs. Achode was born on the 25th of June 1962 and is married with four