Chairperson -Commissioner Caroline Saroni
Caroline Saroni holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Nairobi, a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of the Western Cape, South Africa and is a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Law candidate at the University of Cologne, Germany. She was admitted to the Roll of Advocates in 2006 and is a Commissioner for Oaths and Notary Public.
In 2009, Caroline Saroni joined Kenyatta University School of Law academic staff. During her service at the institution, she held various administrative positions including Chairperson of the Department of Private Law. She has published and presented papers on professional ethics, public participation, regional integration, extractives law and trade and investments law.
She has vast experience in public governance and is a member of the Leading in Public Life: Women, Influence Power Programme (WIPP) Alumni Network under the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, University of Cape Town.
Caroline Saroni is passionate about mentoring law students as well as young lawyers and advocates.
Career highlights include:
- Member of the National Multi Agency Command Center – COVID 19 representing the Office of the Attorney General and Department of Justice.
- Served as a member of the Tobacco Control Board of Kenya from 2018 to 2019
- Served as the Chairperson of the Department of Private Law, Kenyatta University School of Law from 2013 to 2017
- A Commissioner for Oaths and Notary Public
- Served as a member of the Law Society of Kenya in-house Committee from 2016 to 2018
- Member of the Kenya Chambers of Mines since 2014
- Tobacco Control Technical Legal Expert World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa- Tobacco Control Programme since 2015
- Member of the McCabbe Centre for Law and Cancer International Alumni Network since 2015
- Academic Supervisor – TradeLab Pilot Clinic, Kenyatta University School of Law
- Serving in the Parklands Baptist Church Women Ministry as the Children and Youth Champion
- Patron, Kenyatta University School of Law Christian Union
- Has undertaken consulting work for WHO Regional Office for Africa, Ministry of Devolution and ASAL, Forum for African Women Educationists (FAWE), Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC), UNDP (Inclusive Economic Growth), Council of Legal Education, and Tullow Oil PLC Kenya, REDD+ Project-Kenya.
- Has presented papers in several conferences and seminars in Kenya and abroad.
- Has published several book chapters and journal articles.
Recent papers presented include:
- Impact of COVID 19 on Socioeconomic Development in Kenya – University of British Columbia School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and Liu Institute for Global Issues COVID-19 and Africa Webinar Series – September 2020
- Mutual Recognition Agreements: A Tool for Promoting Trade in Legal Service in the EAC? – Kabarak University School of Law 3rd international Conference 2020 – October 2020
- International Public Policy, Corruption and Investor-State Arbitration – Fourth Biennial Conference of the African International Economic Law Network held at Strathmore Law School – July 2019
- Legal Education in Kenya: Achievements and Challenges – International Seminar on Contemporary Challenges to Legal Education in Kenya, Germany and Hungary held at Kenyatta University School of Law – February 2017
- Enhancing Mobility: Free movement of workers in the EAC – International Conference on comparative Perspectives Between European union and the East African Community held at Kenyatta University School of Law – February 2016
Recent publications include:
- International Public Policy, Corruption and Investor to State Arbitration, Manchester Journal of International Economic Law, Volume 17, April 2020, Issue 1.
- Free Movement of Workers in the East African Community in Cuvyers A., Ugirashebuja E., Ruhangisa J. and Ottervanger T. (eds), East African Community Law: Institutional, Substantive and Comparative EU Aspects, Leiden: Brill Nijhoff, 2017, 345-353.
- The Elements of Benefit-sharing for REDD+ in Kenya: A Legal Perspective. Carbon and Climate Law Review, Volume 9 (2015), Issue 4, Pages 283-297.
- A Legal Perspective of Carbon Rights and Benefit Sharing under REDD+: A Conceptual Framework and Examples from Cambodia and Kenya. Carbon and Climate Law Review, Volume 9 (2015), Issue 2, Pages 143-155.
- Implementation of the Constitution of Kenya by County Governments: The Significance of Public Participation in PLO Lumumba, Morris K Mbondenyi and Tom Kabau (eds), Devolution in Kenya: A Commentary, LawAfrica, Nairobi, 2016, 207- 230.
Commissioner – Mr. Samuel Ouma
Samuel Shadrack Ouma graduated from the University of Nairobi with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree in 1990 and was admitted to the Roll of Advocates in 1991. Mr. Ouma was immediately before the merger of the Firm of Cootow & Associates advocates a partner in the Firm of Ouma-Weloba & Company Advocates and has practiced law for 29 years .
Career highlights include.
- Developed skills in Insurance ,Banking and family law( probate and ) and children welfare matters
- Has undertaken pro-bono legal work on behalf of vulnerable children in Kwale, Kilifi, Mwingi and Tana River Districts and is a personnel resource with children and family rights organizations in Africa in conjuction with CRADLE & ACTION AID helped in the public sensitization of the Children Act of the Laws of Kenya
- Has wide experience in litigation arising from enforcement of security documentation, banking and property transactions, realization of securities, set offs, debt collection and consolidation of
- Is a Commissioner for Oaths, a Notary Public and Certified Public Secretary and a Member of the Chartered Institute of and The Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya as a resource person on Corporate Governance
- Served as a Member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Law Society of Kenya
- Served as a Chairman, Loreto School PTA 2005/7 and Treasurer 2008/2009.
- Served as a Vice President, Rotary Club of Mombasa 2006/7.
- Serves as a member of the Board of Management Tudor Day Secondary School, current Chairman Board of Management Maweni Mixed Secondary School and in 2011-2018 served as Chairman of Board Management of St Charles Lwanga Secondary School , clearly indicating passion for Education advancement among the youth
- Served as member of the Executive Committee Mombasa Sports Club 2008/2009, 2010/2011 was co-convenor of membership committee and Chairman in 2016-2017.
- Serving on the PCC of Peters ACK Nyali Parish and has served as member of the Management Committee of Mission To Seamen 2018/2019
He was Appointed to serve as a Commissioner on the Advocates Complaints Commission on 4-11-2019 and is assiting the Chairlady in formulating policy issues and guiding the Commission Team in enhancing Professionalism in the legal Practice .In his free time sam engages in recreational sports and takes time to mentor and guide junior lawyers joining the Profession and several of his former Pupils are serving Kenya in various Professional capacities with diverse responsibilities .
Commission Secretary – George Nyakundi
George Nyakundi attended the University of Nairobi. He was admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya in 1996. He was appointed to the Office of the Attorney General in June 1997 as a state counsel and deployed to the department of Administrator General. He served in different capacities in that department between 1997 to 2012.