Hon. Justice PATRICK KIAGE, a graduate of the University of Nairobi (LL.B,1991) and New York University (LL.M,2004) Law Schools, is a Judge of the Court of Appeal of Kenya since 2012. He was previously an advocate in private practice, a special prosecuting counsel and a lecturer in Family Law at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa. His other subjects were Criminal Procedure and Practice and Rights of the Child at the same university. He also taught Trial Advocacy at the Kenya School of Law.
Justice Kiage has kept his love for research alive with a versatility befitting an appellate judge. His wide research interests include Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Transitional Justice, Domestic Violence, Trial Advocacy and Freedom of Religion. He is the author of The Essentials of Criminal Procedure in Kenya (Law Africa, 2010).
“Like the climate, [the Family] has undergone profound and ominous changes over the ages. Ominous because they threaten the very existence of family life; before, during and after marriage....
Like climate changes, it was time for intervention by someone to chronicle these changes and suggest solutions for the future. But no one had written a book on Family Law in Kenya until the Hon. Justice Kiage saw the lacuna and filled it admirably with this book. It was a positive intervention....
This is a tremendous effort at bridging a yawning gap in our Family Law library. Definitely an invaluable tool for practitioners, researchers, students and even judicial officers”.
Justice Philip Nyamu Waki; EBS;
Presiding Judge, Court of Appeal, Nyeri.
President, Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone.