Prof. Ojienda, SC
The Managing Partner
Prof. Ojienda, SC is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a distinguished law career and vast experience in legal matters spanning over 25 years. He is one of the few Kenyan lawyers who have attained the distinguished professional grade of Senior Counsel in the legal field. He holds a Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) degree from the University of South Africa, in Pretoria, South Africa, a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from King’s College London, in the United Kingdom, a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from the University of Nairobi, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. Prof. Ojienda, SC also holds a Diplôme d’études en langue Française from Alliance Française de Paris.
As a robust litigation counsel, Prof. Ojienda, SC, has successfully handled numerous landmark cases at the Supreme Court of Kenya, on Land and Environment Law, Electoral Law, Commercial Law, Family Law, and other areas of law. Prof. Ojienda, SC represents various individuals, State agencies, private entities, county governments and multinational agencies. He has represented these entities before Kenyan courts, from the subordinate courts, all the way to the Supreme Court of Kenya. Prof. Ojienda, SC is fluent in English, French and Kiswahili thus is able to represent clients from various jurisdictions and backgrounds.
Prof. Ojienda, SC has taught law at Moi University for over ten years. He is an ardent scholar and has edited and published over 10 books and over 30 articles on diverse areas of the law, peer reviewed articles, consulted for various agencies, including the World Bank, USAID, UNIFEM, and presented scholarly papers in many countries across the globe.
Prof Ojienda, SC is the immediate former representative of the Law Society of Kenya to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC). He was a Commissioner in the Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation Commission of Kenya (TJRC). He chaired the Land Acquisition Compensation Tribunal (LACT), and consulted for the Njonjo and Ndung’u Land Commissions and various tribunals in Kenya. Prof. Ojienda, SC was also part of the land policy formulation process which culminated in the National Land Policy [Sessional Paper No. 3 of 2009].
Prof Ojienda, SC has served as the President of the Law Society of Kenya, the President of the East Africa Law Society, and the Vice President and Financial Secretary of the Pan African Lawyers Union (P.A.L.U.). Currently, he is a Council Member of the International Bar Association, Board of American Biographical Society, Commonwealth Lawyers Association, European Lawyers Association, Pan African Lawyers Union (P.A.L.U.), Council of Legal Education, Public Law Institute of Kenya and the Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI).