Dr. Sarah Kinyanjui

Dr. Sarah Kinyanjui

Associate Dean, School of Law

Dr. Sarah Kinyanjui is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Nairobi, School of Law, Mombasa Campus and is currently serving as the Associate Dean. She also teaches a postgraduate course on Women and the Criminal Justice at the Southern and Eastern African Regional Centre for Women's Law in Zimbabwe. Kinyanjui is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and accredited assistant counsel at the International Criminal Court. She holds a PhD in Law from the University of Leicester in UK and a Master in Laws in Development (LL.M with Distinction) from the University of Warwick in UK and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B Honours) from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.


Research interests

Dr. Kinyanjui has research interests in criminal justice, restorative justice, human rights, international criminal law, gender and transitional justice.


PHD (Leicester UK), LL.M ( Warwick UK), LL.B (UoN)



Contact information

Director, Mombasa Campus

P. O. Box 83732-80100, Mombasa

Tel: 020 2059161

VOIP: 020491-9801/9802

Email: directormsacampus@uonbi.ac.ke, sarahk@uonbi.ac.ke 

Uniplaza Building, 5th Floor

Recent publications


Kinyanjui Sarah. "A Study on Community Service and Probation for Women in Kenya:." Towards Gender-Sensitive Alternatives to Imprisonment . 2016.

Kinyanjui Sarah, Akech M. "Towards Structured Sentencing in Kenya: A Case for Reform’." African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies . 2016;9(1).

Kinyanjui Sarah. "‘Towards Gender-Sensitive Truth Seeking Commissions: A Genealogy of the Kenyan Experience’ in Cheldelin Sandra and Mutisi Martha (eds) Deconstructing Women, Peace And Security." A Critical Review Of Approaches To Gender And Empowerment. 2016.


Kinyanjui Sarah. "21st Century Slavery? Interrogating the Treatment of Kenyan Female Domestic Workers in Saudi Arabia.". In: Canadian Law and Society Association Annual Confrence.; 2015.


Kinyanjui Sarah. "Towards Achieving Penal Institutional Reforms." Best Practices in Prisons in Kenya . 2014.


Akech M, Kinyanjui Sarah. "Pretrial Detention in Kenya: Balancing the Rights of Criminal Defendants and the Interests of Justice’." East African Journal of Peace and Human Rights 1.. 2013;19(1).


Kinyanjui S. • Best Practices in the Administration of Criminal Justice. Muslim for Human Rights (MUHURI); 2012.


Kinyanjui S. • Best Practices in the Administration of Criminal Justice. Muslim for Human Rights ; 2011.

Kinyanjui S. • Pre-Trial Detention in Kenya . Open Society Initiative for East Africa; 2011.

Kinyanjui S. "• Sentencing in Kenya: Trends, Practices and Perceptions ." Legal Resources Foundation. 2011.


Kinyanjui S. "• Restorative Justice in Traditional Pre-colonial ‘Criminal Justice Systems’ in Kenya." Tribal Law Journal. 2010;10.


Kinyanjui SM. "A Genealogical Analysis of the Criminal Justice System in Kenya: Rebirth of Restorative Justice for Juveniles? .". 2009.Website