THE HON. MR. JUSTICE GEORGE KANYI KIMONDO
Judge of the High Court
Appointed: August 23, 2011
The Hon. Mr. Justice George Kanyi Kimondo was appointed a puisne judge – a Judge of the High Court of Kenya - on 23rd August 2011. He took his oath of office on 2nd September 2011 and his first posting was at the Commercial and Admiralty Division of the High Court.
Justice Kimondo graduated at the top of his LL.B class of 1990 at the University of Nairobi, with an honours degree in law. He was ranked 1st in a double intake class of 261 students. A year earlier, he won the Sarkaben Sheth Prize for the best second year law student at the university. He earned a full scholarship to study for his Masters in Corporate Law and Finance at Widener University School of Law, Delaware, U.S.A in the fall of 1991 graduating with an LL.M in the spring of 1992.
On return to Kenya in 1992 he established the law firm of Kimondo, Gachoka & Company while at the same time teaching at the Faculty of law, Parklands Law Campus of the University of Nairobi with specialty in Torts, Company Law, Criminology and Contracts.
Justice Kimondo was admitted to the roll of advocates on 25th June 1992. At the time of his appointment to the bench, he had over 19 years legal experience as the partner in charge of litigation with a bias to commercial law. He has published a number of scholarly papers and 3 legal handbooks in diverse areas of the law.
Justice Kimondo served for over 5 years between the years 2006 to 2011 as a member of the Co-operative Tribunal of the Republic of Kenya, a specialist and sole tribunal of 7 members hearing disputes between co-operative societies inter se and with their members, country wide, under the Co-operative Societies Act.
Justice Kimondo has served on the Council of the Law Society of Kenya, the Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists as well as an elected member of the Advocates Disciplinary Committee under the Advocates Act.
Justice Kimondo meets one full four year high school scholarship for a needy student. In the last four years for example, he met the full fees for a needy girl at Graceland Girls School, Nyeri. As an advocate in private practice, he dedicated some time to pro bono work. He last successfully defended, pro bono, a Criminal Case No. 737 of 2008 Republic vs Peterson Kirori Ngera at Thika Chief Magistrates Court. Justice Kimondo has since the year 2006 been the Patron, Kiaguthu Primary School, Nyeri, giving his time freely to promote grassroots education standards.
Justice Kimondo is married, has two children and is a member of the Muthaiga Golf Club.