Commissioner Praxedes Tororey

Hon. Praxedes Tororey holds a Master’s Degree in Women’s Law from the University of Zimbabwe. She is pursuing another Master’s Degree in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy at Moi University.

She has a Bachelor of Laws (LLB); University of Nairobi, a Diploma in International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy; University of Joensuu, Finland and a Diploma in Women’s Law and a Diploma in Laws from the Kenya School of Law.

She also possesses Certificates in Strategic Leadership Development Programme, Corporate Governance, Management and Strategic Reform of Electoral Processes, Legal Audits, Legislative Drafting, Mediation, Arbitration, Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution.

Praxedes has over twenty-seven years of Public Service having worked in the Judiciary as a Magistrate and Head of various Court Stations during which period, she participated in the development of the Judiciary Bench Book for Magistrates in Criminal Proceedings and also developed a training manual on application of Human Rights Instruments in Courts by Judicial Officers as a Trainer on Jurisprudence of Equality.

Hon. Tororey has experience in Public Sector Management, Constitutional Development, Administration of Justice, Human Rights, Devolution, Policy and Legislative Drafting, Elections management, Management of Forests, development of National Anti-corruption frameworks and also has experience in Corporate Governance having worked closely with Boards.

Hon. Tororey also served as the Corporation Secretary and Head of Legal Services at the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) where she helped develop the Board Code of Conduct, Code of Conduct for disciplined officers, four (4) Subsidiary Legislations under the Forest Act and a litigation strategy for the Service. She also trained Forest Officers in prosecutions and oversaw their Gazettement.

She was also a Director, Legal and Public Affairs at Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). Among other achievements, she supported the transition of Kenya’s electoral management body from ECK, IIEC to the IEBC, developed the Referendum Regulations, 2010 and the Referendum Media Guidelines of the same year.

Hon. Tororey is a member of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ – Kenya Chapter); Law Society of Kenya (LSK); FIDA-Kenya; Kenya Women Judges Association; Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Trustee, Public Service Club and IPOA. She is also Member, Consolata Friends Association (Flora Chapel Branch); Vice Chairperson, One More Day for Children and a life member of the Red Cross Society of Kenya.

Praxedes has undertaken various leadership responsibilities including; Chairperson, Review of Electoral Laws Taskforce and Referendum Technical Committee (IEBC); member to the Taskforce on Review of Legal, Policy and Institutional Framework for fighting Corruption in Kenya, 2015; Secretary, Legal Reforms, Electoral Code of Conduct and Compliance Committee (IEBC); Taskforce Member, National Steering Committee on Devolved Government; Chairperson, Court Users Committee; Registrar of Titles, Ministry of Lands; and Past Secretary, Jurist of the Year – International Commission of Jurists (ICJ).

Currently, Praxedes is a Commissioner of the Independent Policing Oversight Authority where she also serves as the Chairperson of the Technical Committee of the Board. This Committee is charged with the technical functions of the Authority including Complaints Management; Investigations; Inspections, Research and Monitoring besides Legal Services.