Hon. Mr. Justice Kenneth Mulife is a Judge of the High Court. He was appointed to the High Court on 7th March, 2019. Justice Mulife holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Zambia and a Master of Laws degree from the University of Zimbabwe. He was admitted to the bar in 2006.
Prior to his current appointment, Justice Mulife served as the Chief Resident Magistrate at the Lusaka Subordinate Court from 2016 to 2019. Justice Mulife served as a Principal Resident Magistrate at Mansa and Lusaka Subordinate Courts from 2012 to 2016, Senior Resident Magistrate at Mansa Subordinate Court in 2012 and Resident Magistrate Kitwe and Lusaka Subordinate Court from 2006 to 2012. Prior to joining the Judiciary, Justice Mulife served at the Department of Immigration in the Ministry of Home Affairs as Immigration Officer from 1999 to 2006 and Assistant Immigration Officer from 1993 to 1999.
Justice Mulife has also served as a part time lecturer at the Copperbelt University, Copperstone University, University of Lusaka and the National Institute of Public Administration.
During his tenure as Chief Resident Magistrate at the Lusaka Subordinate Court, Justice Mulife served as a member of the Judicial Service Commission and Judiciary Advisory Committees on Training and Continuing Education, Court Operations and Court Annexed Mediation and Delay Reduction.He also served as Chairperson of the Child Justice Forum from 2015 to 2016.
In 2015, whilst serving as Principal Resident Magistrate at the Lusaka Subordinate Court, Justice Mulife was engaged by the Ministry of Community Development and Social Welfare and the United Nations International Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) as a Consultant, to generate the National Diversion Legal Framework.