Ruto reappoints former Supreme Court judge Jackton Ojwang as EPRA board chairman

President William Rutol has reappointed retired Supreme Court Justice Jackton Ojwang as chairman of the board of directors of the Petroleum and Energy Regulatory Authority.

His appointment took effect on May 24, 2024.

“I, William Samoei Ruto, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-in-Chief of the Defense Forces, re-elect Jacton Ojwang as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority,” Ruto stated in a Gazette. Notice dated May 24, 2024.

Ojwang will serve in the position for four years.

Ojwang was first appointed EPRA Board Chairman by former President Uhuru Kenyatta on 12 May 2020.

He was to serve for four years ending May 12, 2024.

Ojwang is a retired judge of the Supreme Court of Kenya with 45 years’ experience in the legal profession.

He had an illustrious 17-year career in the judiciary after being appointed a high court judge in 2003 and then elevated to the Supreme Court in 2011 as one of the seven key judges of the newly created apex court.

He holds a BA and MA in Law from the University of Nairobi and a PhD in Comparative Constitutional Law from Downing College, Cambridge.

In 2015, he obtained a Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree from the University of Nairobi, making him the first sitting judge to receive the degree.

He is an accomplished academic and is the author of numerous academic articles and other scholarly works.

He has also taught at renowned universities around the world, including the University of Nairobi, where he worked for 27 years.

He has also been a visiting associate professor of law at the J. Reuben Clark Brigham Young University School of Law in the United States.