Julie Ouma Oseko

Dr Julie Ouma Oseko is a distinguished academic, a highly skilled professional lawyer and a seasoned judicial officer with over 20 years’ experience in legal practice and administration.

She began her career in 1988 after being admitted to the roll of advocates and joining the Kenyan judiciary as a district magistrate the following year.

After high school, Oseko joined the University of Nairobi for a law degree supported by public funds. She asserts that because she was supported by public funds, she has deliberately dedicated her long career to public service and mentorship.

Oseko graduated with a PhD in Constitutional Law and Justice Systems from the University of Leicester in 2013, becoming the first and only woman judicial officer to hold a doctorate in the Kenyan Judiciary. She is a listed counsel to the International Criminal Court at the Hague.

She is a trusted civil servant who has served the public in many different capacities including as a deputy registrar in the Judiciary for 20 years, an advocate of the High Court of Kenya, an assistant director of the Judiciary Training Institute, a litigation counsel for Nairobi City Commission in 1987, chairperson of Probation Case Committee of Molo, and as the project liaison officer to the project management unit of Judicial Performance Improvement Project (JPIP) funded by the World Bank. In 2006, she was elected in absentia as the secretary to the Kenya Women Judges Association where she oversaw the implementation of the programmes and affair of the association.

Oseko was awarded the Leicester Employability Award in 2010

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