The Court of Appeal is established under Section 64(1) of the Constitution of Kenya.
This court is a superior court of record and has only appellate jurisdiction meaning that
the court only hears appeals from the High court.
Court of Appeal
The High Court is created by Section 60 of the Constitution of Kenya and is the highest court of original jurisdiction in Kenya.
The court has unlimited original jurisdiction in civil and criminal matters and hears appeals from various administrative bodies and subordinate courts.
First Instance Courts
The Kadhis’ Court has jurisdiction on questions of Muslim Law relating to personal status,marriage,divorce or inheritance in proceedings in which all parties are Muslims.
There are about 17 Kadhis in Kenya.
Chief Magistrates Courts
Minor Courts Justices of the Peace
Magistrates Court Grade I
Magistrates Courts Grade 2
Magistrates Courts Grade III
Jurisprudence (Case Law)
Decisions of the High Court
Keya Law Reports