Jessie Lessit

Lady Justice Jessie Wanjiku Lessit can be described as a no-nonsense judge who doesn't suffer fools.

She has handled some of Kenya's high profile murder cases which have thrown her into the public eye, including those involving Migori Governor Okoth Obado.

Stationed at the Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi, she has over 15 years of experience as a judge and heads the Milimani High Court Criminal division.

Popular lawyer Cliff Ombeta has recognised the judge's low tolerance for sideshows in her courtroom.

“You can’t go to her courtroom unprepared. She is tough but very fair. Even if you have substance, you will have to justify whatever you say in her court.

"Many lawyers dread her chambers. She understands the law and so you can’t try present half-baked theories in her courtroom,” he told the media in a past interview.