Hon. Andrew Nyirenda

Chief Justice of Malawi

The Honourable Chief Justice Andrew K.C. Nyirenda, SC was born on 26th December, 1956 at Bunga village, Traditional Authority Bongoyo, Nkhata Bay district in Malawi. He is married and blessed with three sons. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from Chancellor College of the University of Malawi obtained in 1980 and a Master of Laws from Hull University, England obtained in 1985. The Chief Justice has at all times of his career been in the public service. He joined the Ministry of Justice in 1980 as a State Advocate. In 1983 he was posted to the Legal Aid Department as a Legal Aid Advocate. In 1984, he was raised to Principal State Advocate. In 1991, he was further elevated to Chief State Advocate. In 1992 he was again promoted to the post of Chief Public Prosecutor, now Director of Public Prosecutions. It was from that position that His Lordship was, on 4th June, 1994, appointed Judge of the High Court of Malawi. On 3rd June, 2008 His Lordship was appointed Justice of Appeal. His Lordship was eventually elevated to Chief Justice of the Republic of Malawi on 12th March, 2015. His Lordship is a scholar of note. He has written and published several scholarly and practical articles. Noteworthy is a book entitled, “A Comparative Analysis of the Human Rights Chapter Under the Malawi Constitution in An International Perspective.”