ALI, Omar Ahmed (Class of 2010), Deputy Clerk of the Assembly, County Assembly of Lamu, P.O. Box 374, 80500, Lamu, Kenya

Tel: (254) 7229 6676 6; Mob: (254) 7389 6676 6

Email: omrali [at] gmail [dot] com or omarahmedali [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: Duties of a Flag State: The Kenyan Perspective

Drafting Project: An Act of Parliament Incorporating the Terms of the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007 into the Laws of Kenya


AWUOR OKUN, Wendy (Class of 2019), Research Assistant, University of Nairobi, Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, P.O. Box 21354-00100, Nairobi, Kenya

Mob: (254) 7078 9689 4

Email: okunwendy [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: The Migingo Island Dispute and the Importance of Peaceful Settlement of the Maritime Dispute between Kenya and Uganda

Drafting Project: Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships Act


AWUOR OWUOR, Tina (Class of 2017), Legal Associate, Maersk Line, DTB Centre, Mombasa Road, P.O. Box 43986 - 00100 Nairobi, Kenya

Mob: (254) 7246 1596 9 or (356) 9912 1822

Emailtinaowuor15 [at] gmail [dot] com

DissertationThe Role of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) in Combating the Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) Fishing

Drafting Project:The Merchant Shipping (Polar Code) Regulations 2017


CHEPSIROR, Alex Kiptanui (Class of 1992), Legal Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation, P.O. Box 30551, Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: (254) 334 433

Dissertation: The Doctrine of Proximate Cause and Maritime Losses

Drafting Project: Maritime Commerce, Trade and Transport Act, 1992


DULU, George M.A. (Class of 1991), Judge of the High Court of Kenya, High Court of  Kenya Chambers, Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: (254) 312 211; Fax: (254) 311 867

Dissertation: The Power of Removal of Wrecks by Harbour Authorities: An Examination of the Law Applicable

Drafting Project: Legislation Respecting Survey and Certification of Ships (Incorporating the 1974 International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea and the Protocols of 1978 and 1988)


GATERE, Catherine Muthoni (Class of 1996), Legal Officer, Kenya Ports Authority, P.O. Box 2058, Mombasa, Kenya

Tel: (254) 1147 2074; Fax(254) 1131 1867

Emailgatere [at] africaonline [dot] co [dot] ke

Dissertation: Preparedness, Response & Co-operation in Marine Pollution Casualties: The East African Perspective

Drafting Project: Legislation Incorporating the Civil Liability Convention of 1969 and the Fund Convention of 1971 as Part of the Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Act 1996


HUSSUN, Alawi Mohamed (Class of 2006), Principal Legal Officer, Kenya Ports Authority, P.O. Box 95004, Mombasa, Kenya

Tel: (254) 4131 2211 ext: 2825 or (254) 4124 91109

Emailmhussun [at] yahoo [dot] com or mhalawi [at] k [dot] pn [dot] co [dot] ke

Dissertation: The Future of Kenya Carriage of Goods by Sea Laws

Drafting Project: Carriage of Goods by Sea Bill No. __ 2006


JILO, Raha Mwambela (Class of 2004), Senior Legal Officer, Kenya Ports Authority, P.O. Box 95009 Mombasa, Kenya

Tel: (254) 312 211; Fax: (254) 311 867

Emailrahajilo [at] hotmail [dot] com

Dissertation: Protection and Control Against Vessel Source Oil Pollution: the Kenyan Perspective

Drafting Project: Kenya Maritime Authority Bill No. __ of 2004


KAIRARIA, Nancy Gatwiri (Class of 2012), Consultant, Kenya Maritime Authority, P.O. Box 679, Emba, Kenya

Email: ngkairaria [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: Emerging Challenges in the Implementation of the OPRC-HNS Protocol 2000: A Kenyan Perspective

Drafting Project: Merchant Shipping (Training and Certification) Regulations, 2012


KARIGITHU, Nancy W. (Class of 1994), Principal Secretary, State Department of Shipping and Maritime Affairs, Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure and Housing and Urban Development, Transcom House, Ngong Road, P.O. Box 52692-00200, Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: (254) 0202 7292 00 or (254) 2024 00196; Fax: (254) 0202 7303 30; Mob: (254) 7227 06478 

Email: nkarigithu1 [at] gmail [dot] com or nkarigithu [at] yahoo [dot] co [dot] uk or osmaritimeshipping [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: Maritime Liens: The Exclusive Search for a Uniform Regime

Drafting Project: Legislation Incorporating the Civil Liability Convention 1969 and the Fund Convention 1971, as Part of the Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Act


KIBET, Jackline Jebiwott (Class of 2018), Assistant Legal Officer, Kenya Maritime Authority, White House, Moi Avenue, P.O. Box 95076- 80104, Mombasa, Kenya

Mob: (254) 7252 3953 2

Emailkibetjackie [at] gmail [dot] com or jkibet [at] kma [dot] go [dot] ke

Dissertation: The Integrated Maritime Transport Corridor Project and its Impact on the Marine Environment: An Analysis of the Lamu Port South Sudan Ethiopia Transport   

(LAPSSET) Corridor Project

Drafting Project:  The Merchant Shipping (Oil and Hazardous Noxious Substances Preparedness, Response and Co-operation) Regulations, 2018, A Subsidiary Legislation to Incorporate the OPRC and Protocol on Preparedness, Response and Co-operation to Pollution Incidents by Hazardous and Noxious Substances, 200 (OPRC-HNS Protocol) into the Laws of Kenya and to Provide for the Effective Implementation Thereof


KIMANI, Nyambura (Class of 2011), International Maritime Lawyer, Regional Programme Assistant, Counter-Piracy Programme (Djibouti Code of Conduct), Subdivision for Maritime Development, Technical Cooperation Division, International Maritime Organization, 4 Albert Embankment, Lambeth, London, SE1 7SR, United Kingdom

Emailnyah254 [at] gmail [dot] com or NKimani [at] imo [dot] org

Dissertation: Piracy at Sea: A Kenyan Perspective

Drafting Project: Carriage of Goods by Sea (Amendment) Bill, 2011


KITHIKII, Katherine Masui (Class of 2013), Senior Legal Officer, Kenya Maritime Authority, White House, Moi Avenue, P.O. Box 95076-80104,  Mombasa,  Kenya 

Tel: (254) 0227 3209 0; Fax: (254) 2243 524; Mob: (254) 0723 2028 88 or (254) 0787 8805 80 or (254) 7273 03100

Email: katherinekithikii [at] yahoo [dot] co [dot] uk or kkithikii [at] kma [dot] go [dot] ke or info [at] odpp [dot] go [dot] ke

Dissertation: The Human Element of Maritime Security and its Challenges: East Africa Perspective

Drafting Project: Merchant Shipping (Limitation of Liability) Act 2013


MARU, Nishit Dhanvantrai (Class of 2007), Major (Rtd.),  Partner, Inamdar & Inamdar Advocates, Mombasa, Lecturer, University of Nairobi, P.O. Box 1971, Mombasa, GPO-80100, Kenya

Mob: (254) 4172 2715 965

Emailnishit_maru [at] hotmail [dot] com

Dissertation: Piracy - A Challenge for Kenya

Drafting Project: Piracy and Maritime Offences Act


MATE, Alice Muringo (Class of 2016), Staff Officer II (Legal), Kenya Navy, P.O. Box 95455-80106, Mombasa, Kenya

Tel: (254) 0412 3173 58; Mob: (254) 7226 1062 7

Emailamuringo [at] yahoo [dot] com

Dissertation: The Duty to Render Assistance to Migrants at Sea under International Law

Drafting Project: The Merchant Shipping (Maritime Security) Amendment Regulations, 2016


MUTHONI NGUGI, Lydia (Class of 2014), International Maritime Lawyer and Maritime Law Lecturer, Marine Engineering Department, Jkuat University, Nairobi Kenya, P.O. Box 17004-80100, Mombasa, Kenya

Mob: (254) 7243 5172 8

Emailnguginlydia [at] gmail [dot] com or muthniengugi [at] yahoo [dot] com

Dissertation: The Application of the Universal Jurisdiction Principle in the Prosecution of Modern Day Piracy Cases in Light of Jurisdictional Challenges: An Eastern Africa Perspective

Drafting Project: Maritime Security Offences Act

NDUNG’U, Moses W.(Class of 1995), Legal Officer, Kenya Navy, Kenya Navy Headquarters, P.O. Box 95350, Mombasa, GPO-80100, Kenya

Tel: (254) 1145 1201 or (254) 1145 1212; Fax: (254) 1145 1213

Dissertation: The Inter-Relationship Between Salvage and Towage in Maritime Law

Drafting Project: The Salvage (Warships and Government ships) Act


OKADIA, Derrick Otieno (Class of 2016), Principal Advocate/Shipping, Julu Okadia Advocates, Suite 505 B, 5th Floor, Pioneer House, Moi Avenue, Nairobi P.O. Box 78290-00507, Kenya

Tel: (254) 7870 2607 2; Mob: (254) 7062 4827 9 or (254) 7155 9787 6

Emailderrickokadia [at] gmail [dot] com or Juluokadiadvocate [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: An Evaluation of Responses to the Problem of Places of Refuge and their Feasibility in Solving the Problem Arising Therefrom

Drafting Project: Pilotage Act, 2016


OKELLO, Stephen Ousa (Class of 2011), Legal Officer, Kenya Maritime Authority, P.O. Box 99042, Mombasa-80107, Kenya

Tel: (254) 7222 3080 7

Email: ousaokello [at] hotmail [dot] com or ousaokello [at] kma [dot] go [dot] ke or ousaokello [at] okadvocates [dot] com or ousaokello [at] yahoo [dot] co [dot] uk or ousa [dot] okello [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: Seafarer’s Rights within the Context of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006: The Need for Kenya to Ratify the Convention

Drafting Project: The Maritime Search and Rescue Bill, 2011


SYUKI, Stephen Kyandih(Class of 2010), Advocate, P.O. Box 92940, Mombasa 80102, Kenya

Tel: (254) 7214 1832 4

Email: skyandih [at] kpa [dot] co [dot] ke or skyandih [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: The Admiralty Claims and Admiralty Jurisdiction: The Kenyan Perspective

Drafting Project: The Arrest of Ships Bill No. __ of 2010


WAKOLI, Lauretta Caroline Nafula (Class of 2017), Assistant Legal Officer, Kenya Maritime Authority, White House, Moi Avenue, P.O. Box 95076-80104 Mombasa, Kenya

Mob: (254) 7193 5025 5

Emailnafulalaura [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: A Review of the Kenyan Maritime Transport Legal Framework:  Its Effectiveness in the Achievement of the Economic Pillar of Vision 2030

Drafting Project: The Liability and Compensation for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage Bill, 2017 


WATHUO, Caroline Wanjiru (Class of 2019), Legal Intern, Samba & Co. Advocates, 644-20106, Molo, Kenya

Mob: (254) 7217 6827 2

Email: carolwathuo [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: A Legal Analysis of the Impact of Marine Protected Areas on Shipping: A Kenyan Perspective

Drafting Project: Merchant Shipping (Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea) Regulations, 2019


WAWERU, Lillian Wambui (Class of 2018), Legal Intern, Marine Insurance Company, P.O. Box 7197-00300 Nairobi, Kenya

Mob: (254) 7121 9375 2 or (356) 9968 2844

Emaillilliewaweru2014 [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: A Critical Analysis of the ITLOS Decision in Ghana v. Cote D’Ivoire: Lessons for Kenya in Resolution of the Maritime Boundary Dispute between Kenya and Somalia

Drafting ProjectMerchant Shipping (Occupational Health and Safety) Regulations, 2018

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