Justice Jackton Ojwang – Biography, Supreme Court, Judge, Judicial Career, Age

Biography, Supreme Court, Judge, Education, Judicial Career, Age, Business, salary, wealth, Parents, Family, wife, children, investments

Jackton Ojwang background

Jackton Ojwang’s full name is Justice Jackton Boma Ojwang. He was born in Born in 1950 in Migori County. In professional circles he is called Hon. Justice Prof. Jackton Boma Ojwang.

Jackton Ojwang Education

Jackton Ojwang attended Anjego Primary School in Migori. He later joined Homa Bay High School where he sat for his O-Level exams in 1968.

He then went to the Thika High School where he sat for his A-Level in 1970. This is where he started thinking seriously about the elite careers such as law.

After High School he joined University of Nairobi between 1971 and 1974 for his undergraduate degree in Law. He proceeded with his master’s degree in Law at the same university and graduated in 1976.


He flew to the UK to study at Downing College of Cambridge University for his PhD in Law between 1978 and 1981.

In September 2015, Ojwang received a Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi, having successfully defended his thesis, titled The Unity of the Constitution and the Common Law. He became the first sitting Kenyan judge to receive a Doctor of Laws degree.

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In 2012 Jackton Ojwang was appointed to the inaugural Supreme Court in June 2011.

He joined the Judiciary of Kenya in 2003, serving as a high court judge in Nairobi and Mombasa until 2011.

Ojwang was admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya in September 1983.

Jackton Ojwang professional Career

He served as a Lecturer at the University of Nairobi School of Law from 1976 to 1983.

From 1983 to 1987 he served as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Nairobi School of Law and also as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.

Jackton Ojwang became a Full Professor of Law and from 1987 to 1990 he became an Associate Professor at the University of Nairobi School of Law.

in 1990, he became the Dean of Law at the University of Nairobi School of Law where he held that position from 1990 to 2003

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Jackton Ojwang was appointed as an Associate Justice to the inaugural Supreme Court on June 11, 2011. He was one of the six judges who dismissed the presidential election petition of March 30, 2013.

Following the early retirement of Chief Justice Willy Mutunga as the President of the Supreme Court of Kenya in June 2016, Many would want Jackton Ojwang to eye that coveted seat. But since by June 2016 Jackton Ojwang will be 66 years old, he will be unfit to successful hold that seat to full term because by 2020 he will attain the mandatory 70 years retirement age of judges.

Jackton Ojwang wife Professor Colleta Suda

The wife of Jackton is Prof Colleta Akinyi Suda. Prof Colleta Akinyi Suda is currently the Principal Secretary, State department of Higher Education.

She was first appointed the Principal Secretary for the former State Department of Science and Technology in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in May 2013, before the state department was split into two.

Previously, she was the Secretary, Gender and Social Development, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Development from 2007 to 2012.

She was promoted to full Professor of Sociology, University of Nairobi in 2002. She was Director, Board of Common Undergraduate Studies from 2002 to 2007 and Director, Institute of African studies, University of Nairobi from 1999 to 2002.

Prof Colleta Suda is a renowned scholar and a member of Orange Democratic Movement (ODM). She tried in vain to run for an electoral seat in Migori County but failed.

Jackton Ojwang children, family

Little has been documented about Colleta and Jacton’s children and family

Jackton Ojwang wealth, salary, business, investments

Jacton Ojwang has had a long time career in the academic, legal and Judicial fields. Apart from the numerous books he has written and the current salary and allowances from the Supreme Court totalling to Ksh. 1,082,528, no other investments have been revealed.

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