Dr. Wamuti Ndegwa

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Dr. Wamuti Ndegwa holds Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate in Law degrees from the University of Nairobi, and Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. He was admitted to the bar in 1995. He teaches Law at the University of Nairobi and practices the Law in Nairobi & Mombasa.

As a practitioner, he specializes in commercial litigation, corporate, banking, governance and constitutional law.

In academia, he specializes in research on legal issues, and teaching commercial, banking, torts and administrative law.

He worked for the firm of Mohammed & Muigai Advocates in Nairobi and Mombasa from 1992 to November 2000 as an Associate. On 6th November 2000 he opened an independent Firm trading in the style of Ndegwa & Associates which later merged to form Ndegwa, Muthama & Katisya Advocates in 2006.

He is a Council Member of Mombasa Law Society.

Academic Qualifications

2016: Doctor of Philosophy in Law- University of Nairobi.

Topic of the research: Regulating Exercise of Prosecutorial Discretion. A Case Study of Prosecution of Corruption Offences in Kenya

The study reviewed the legal framework for controlling the exercise of prosecutorial power in prosecuting corruption offences in Kenya. It analysed the regulations governing prosecution of corruption offences and further analysed whether the exercise of the power complies with the current legal framework. It identified the weaknesses in the current legal framework, areas for improvement, the good practices in other countries, the strengths and challenges in reforming it. The core output of the study was the model legal framework which is arguably capable of regulating exercise of prosecutorial power so that it is effective in prosecuting corruption offenders and recovering the assets.

2006: Master of Laws - University of Nairobi
1994: Diploma in Law - Kenya School of Law
1992: Bachelor of Laws- University of Nairobi

Professional Qualifications

1995: Admitted into the Roll as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. Later appointed Commissioner for Oaths and Notary Public.

Other Professional Courses

2011 - Mediation: Devon and Somerset Law Society; Certificate of attendance
2011 - Arbitration: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Kenya) Certificate of Attendance.
2012 - Trial Advocacy: National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Certificate of Completion.

Current Employment

2009 to date

Lecturer & Head of Committee on Human Rights and Governance, School of Law - University of Nairobi

2006 to date

Head of Litigation and Research - Ndegwa Stonik Advocates

Professional Engagements in the last 5 years