Justice Prof Otieno-Odek – Biography, Court of Appeal, Judge, Age, Education, Career, Parents, Family, wife, children

Justice Prof Otieno Odek profile

Justice Prof Otieno Odek full name is Justice Professor James Otieno-Odek. He was born on 18th October, 1963 in Eldoret Uasin Gishu County.

Justice Prof Otieno Odek Age

As at 2016, Justice Professor James Otieno-Odek is 53 years old.

Justice Prof Odek Education

Justice Odek joined St. Mathews Nursery School, Eldoret, Kenya in 1968.

From 1969 to 1971 he attended Kapsoya Primary School, Eldoret, Kenya.


From 1971 to 1975 he attended Race Course Primary School, Eldoret, Kenya where he sat for his Certificate of Primary Education.

From 1976 to 1979 he attended St. Mary’s High School where he sat for KSJE, 1977 and attained Kenya Junior Secondary Examination Certificate.Justice Prof James Otieno Odek - Biography, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, Judge, Age, Education, Career, Parents, Family, wife, children, Photos, Video,

In 1980 he attended Sisibo Secondary School, Eldoret Kenya and attained Kenya Certificate of Education, (Ordinary Level).

From 1981 to 1982 he attended Uasin Gishu High School, Eldoret, Kenya and attained Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (Advanced Level – 3 Principles and 1 Subsidiary).

Between 1984 and 1987 he attended University Of Nairobi Kenya and attained Bachelor of Laws, First Class Honours (LLB, 1st Class Hons.)

in 1987 he joined Kenyan School Of Law, Nairobi, Kenya and attained Diploma in Law in 1988.

In 1989 he joined Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A. and in 1989 he attained Master of Laws Degree (LLM).

In 1991 he joined University Of Toronto, Canada and in January 1995 he attained Doctor of Juridical Science (JSD) Degree.

Justice Prof Odek work experience

In 1983 to 1984 he was a teacher in Eldoret before joining the University of Nairobi.

Between September 1988 and September 1991, he was an advocate in the firm of R. A. Kassam & co. Advocates, Nairobi.

From July 1989 to 6th April 2004, he was a Senior Lecturer, Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law University of Nairobi.

29th April 2004 to 2012 he was the Dean Faculty of Law University of Nairobi

From 1st December, 2004 to 2012 he was the Managing Director of the Kenya Industrial Property Institute.

From January, 1996 he acted as a Chief legal consultant and practitioner in his Law Firm Otieno-Odek & Co. Advocates, Nairobi, Kenya.

Justice Prof Otieno Odek also served as the Chairman of the Paris Union of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva and was the Chairman of Madrid Union of WIPO and Chair of the Berne Executive Committee of WIPO.

In 2012 He was sworn in as a Court of Appeal Judge.

Justice Otieno Odek Supreme Court

In 2011, Justice Prof Otieno Odek unsuccessfully applied for the position of Supreme Court Judge. In 2016 we will wait and see if he will try his luck again after Justice Willy Mutunga Exit.

Justice Otieno Odek wife Anne Achieng’

Justice Prof Otieno Odek met for the first time with his wife Anne Achieng’ in 1989 at a mutual friend’s office.

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