Mumbi Ngugi

Born in Banana Hill, Kiambu, Justice Ngugi attended Thimbigua Primary School she passed well after gaining 35 out of 36 points and was admitted to Ngandu Girls’ High School in Nyeri. She is the co-founder of the Albinism Foundation of East Africa.

Her story is a reflection of a good fight marked with resilience and determination. Mumbi was appointed a High Court judge in 2011 and has since made history. 

In a year that has seen high-profile corruption prosecutions, Ngugi stands out in her tough rulings that paint an image of a jurist out to do more for the country than just her job.

She spelled doom for corrupt governors and public officers in her July 24 ruling, that instructed that elected executives could not continue holding office while at the same time facing corruption charges.

Among those affected by her ruling were Ferdinand Waititu (Kiambu), Samuel Lenolkulal (Samburu) and Sospeter Ojaamong (Busia) who are all facing corruption-related cases.

Later on October 1, Ngugi gave another boost to the fight against corruption after she ruled that investigators could conduct secret searches at the offices and homes of corruption suspects without prior notification.