Nelson Otieno Esq

Nelson Otieno Esq


LLM, University of Dar es Salaam
LLB (Hon) Kenyatta University Dip. Law (KSL)
Admitted 2019

Practice Areas

  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Employment & Labour Relations Law
  • Constitutional law
  • Judicial Review
  • Commercial Law
  • Civil Litigation


  • Tax Law
  • Legal and Compliance Audits
  • Regulatory
  • Corporate Law
  • Legislative drafting
  • Public interest litigation


Nelson is an Associate in the firm and handles a number of the firm's litigation and dispute resolution matters. He is regularly involved in conducting complex legal research, drafting legal opinions, preparing pleadings and other court papers, meeting and briefing clients, and generally preparing cases for trial. He also takes part in the firm's extensive regulatory work, where he has cut a niche in the conduct of legal and compliance audits, governance audits, and legislative drafting for corporate clients. Often witty at worst times, the all-time subscriber to the philosophy of Rene Descartes seamlessly blends zealousness and charisma in advocacy with a personal life full of unapologetic engagement in religious activities and sports.

Educational and professional qualifications

  • LL.M (University of Dar es Salaam-Candidate), 2019
  • Admitted Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, 2019
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Law (Kenya School of Law). 2018
  • LL.B (Kenyatta University-First Class), 2016
  • Certificate in Leadership Development and Mentorship (Kenyatta University-Distinction), 2016.

Membership in professional associations:

  • Law Society of Kenya.

Career history

  • Associate, Muthama Munyao & Kashindi, 2019 to date.
  • Legal Assistant, Muthama Munyao & Kashindi, 2018.
  • Pupil, Muthama Munyao & Kashindi, 2018.
  • Legal Clerk, Mudeyi Okumu & Co. Advocates, 2016.
  • BOG Teacher, Angaga Secondary School (2012).

Work Highlights

  • Actively participated in the development and drafting of Regulations for the key regulators in the regulation of accountants and single window systems.
  • Has been part of the team that conducted legal and compliance audits for the Technical University of Mombasa, Higher Loans Education Board, Communications Authority of Kenya, Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, National Government Constituency Development Fund Board, Kenya Electricity Generating Company, Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited and BOC Gases Limited.
  • Has been part of the team that conducted governance audits for the Kenya Reinsurance Corporation and Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority.
  • Actively participated in the handling and defending interests of the regulator in more than 5 cases in the energy sector impinging on issues such as consumer protection, competition laws, unbundling of the industry, tariffication, billing, granting of power generation and liquefied petroleum gas licences, Government guarantees, power purchase agreements with total value of over Kshs. 10 billion.
  • Has been for the multi-professional team that conducted regulatory impact assessment projects and studies for the leading regulators in the Kenyan agricultural sector with a total project value of Kshs. 10 million.
  • Has been part of the team that has successfully defended the interests of taxpayers in an array of cases both at the High Court and the Court of Appeal with the contested tax value being over Kshs 380 million.
  • Part of the team that delivered on complex advisory works to the regulator and private players in the energy sector. The works regarded the nature of contempt of court proceedings and contract management.
  • Part of the team that successfully prosecuted a case of violation of constitutional rights of a Commissioned KDF serviceman. The Court gave an award of Kshs. 3 million as damages for compensation.
  • Part of the team that has delivered complex assignments for the Non-Governmental Organization, including contract negotiations, tax advisory, and general advice on criminal matters.
  • Successfully volunteered and drafted appeal documents and submissions for a robbery with violence convict in 2016. The appeal was successful after a successful challenge of the identification evidence.
  • [art of the team that successfully defended the interest of the Engineers Board of Kenya in a judicial review application challenging its discontinuation of membership of two engineers.


  • Nelson Otieno Okeyo, ‘The Cutting Edge: It is Unacceptable’ Daily Nation <>.
  • Nelson Otieno Okeyo, ‘Energy Reforms in Kenya bound to benefit electricity consumers,’ Daily Nation .
  • Irene Kashindi, George Kashindi, Paul Munyao, and Nelson Otieno, 'Trends in employment law in Kenya' (2019) .
  • Okeyo, Nelson Otieno, 'Sausage Machines? Kenyan Legal Issue No. 1 (November 2013).
  • Okeyo, Nelson Otieno, ‘Politically Correct: An Open Letter to Mr. President’ Kenya Legal Magazine (2015) Kenyatta University Institutional Repository .
  • Nelson Otieno, ‘Customary Law in Kenya: A comparative Analysis from other African Jurisdictions, (LL.B Dissertation, Kenyatta University, 2016) .

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