William Ouko Biography: Age, Wikipedia, Parents, Family, Net Worth, Education, Interview , Wife, Tribe, Photos, Twitter

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William Ouko (born 21 November 1962) is a 59-year-old sound Kenyan Lawyer and Jurist. The highly respected Jurist holds the position of the President of the Court of Appeal of Kenya.

He has left an unforgettable impact on the legal system of Kenya. He was a nominee to take over as the Judge of the Supreme Court. The nomination took place on 5 May 2021 by Judicial Service Commission.

He is doing excellently in the Kenyan legal system and has been recognized on several occasions. William has held the highest service honor in Kenya. He is the Elder of the Burning Spear and Chief of the Burning Spear.

William Ouko
William Ouko biography
William Ouko is a Kenyan lawyer and Jurist. He serves as the President of the Court of Appeal of Kenya.
Background Information
Full Name: William Ouko
Born: November 21, 1962 (age 59)
Place of Birth: Siaya, Kenya
Nationality: Kenyan
Parents: N/A
Children: N/A
Tribe: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Marital Stauts: N/A
Spouse • Wife: N/A
Occupation: Judge
Net Worth: $500,000

Early Life

William Ouko was born on 21 November 1962 in Siaya, Kenya. He has not revealed who his parents are. But reports have it that he was raised by them. He lived with them while he grew and was a brilliant child. Ouko made his parents proud and they loved him so much.


William Ouko has many qualifications across many disciplines. He obtained a Master of Arts degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice (MACJ) from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.

He also holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) and obtained a Diploma in Legal Practice at the Kenya School of Law.

Other qualifications include:

  • Senior Management Course training at Kenya Institute of Administration (KIA).
  • Administration of Courts in the United States.
  • Judicial Administration at the Royal Institute of Public Administration, the United Kingdom.
  • Good Governance and Accountability in Washington International Management Institute (WIMI), USA.


William served under the capacity of District Magistrate II (Professional) of the High Court in 1987. He worked for 2 years in judicial service before he became the Deputy Registrar in 1989.

He was promoted in 1997 and occupied the position of the first Chief Court Administrator of the Judiciary. He has ever since continued to attain greater heights. He was the Accounting officer for the Judiciary.

In 2002, Mr. William Ouko was appointed as the Registrar of the High Court. After 2 years, he was appointed as the Judge of the High Court.

Eventually, in 2012, he experienced another huge appointment in his career. He became the Court of Appeal Judge. He has over thirty-three years of experience as a legal practitioner.

He was also the joint secretary of the Goldenberg Commission of Inquiry. William has also held other respected positions in the legal system including Elder of the Burning Spear and Chief of the Burning Spear.


Apart from his tenure and service as Judge, Williams Ouko was a member of the following.

  • Delinking Committee of the Judiciary.
  • East African Judicial Education Committee.
  • Government of Kenya Technical Committee on the Implementation of Legal Sector Reform Programme and the Reform and Development Committee of the Judiciary.

He also held notable positions including as Joint Secretary to;

  • the Presidential Committee
  • Committee on the Administration of Justice (Kwach Committee)
  • Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the Goldenberg affair.

As a chairperson, Mr. Justice Williams chaired the;

  • Judiciary Service Staff Regulations Committee, 
  • Task Force on the Judiciary Staff Superannuation Scheme,
  • Task Force on the Judicial Reforms, 
  • Judiciary Transformation Programme Implementation Steering Committee
  • Court of Appeal Strategic Plan Committee
  • Court of Appeal Case Management Committee
  • Committee on Pauper Briefs and Pro Bono Services
  • the Judiciary Training and Development Policy Committee.

Social Media

Mr. William Ouko has not actively engaged on social media. He does not have pages across social media platforms. He is reserved even as a notable legal practitioner.

This could be for security reasons because of the nature of his work. He is cagey about his personal life.

Some accounts are impersonating the legal practitioner, though they bear the same name as him.

Personal Life

William Ouko is a 58-year-old husband, father, and relative. He is married and has children. His family believes in him and his work.

The name of his wife and other details about his family is not revealed. He takes work seriously and the time and other resources invested are paying off.

Net Worth

According to The Nation, Mr. William Ouko has a net worth of $500,000. He has amassed decent earnings through his years in the legal system.

He has served in the legal practice for three decades and three years (33 years). Ouko has also served as the joint secretary of the Goldenberg Commission of Inquiry.