Dr. Seth Wekesa is a lecturer of law at the University of Nairobi, School of Law. He is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. He holds a PhD in law. He earned his Doctorate of Laws (LLD) from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He also holds two Masters of Laws (LLM), one in Human Rights and Democratization in Africa from the University of Pretoria; and another in Commercial and Financial Services Law from University of Nairobi, Kenya. He holds an undergraduate law degree (LLB) with First Class Honours from the University of Nairobi. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law. He is also trained as a Certified Secretary. He is both a DAAD scholar and a scholar of the European Union.
He teaches Law, Democracy and Governance, Administrative Law, Devolution Law and NGO Law at the University of Nairobi, School of Law. He has also taught Advanced Human Rights Law at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Dr. Seth Wekesa is also a Director of Training and Consultancy at Training & Consulting Associates (TCA) where he coordinates partnerships and collaborations in the firm as well as coordinating and managing training programs and consultancy services.
Dr. Wekesa is a key member of in the firm which conducts legal and governance audits for blue-chip companies and public entities. He has conducted the audits on various public bodies such the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority, the National Construction Authority, Communication Authority of Kenya, Kenya Civil Aviation Authority and National Government Constituency Development Fund Board. He has also conducted corporate governance audits for public listed companies including Safaricom Limited, Housing Finance Limited, Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KENGEN), Kenya Power (KPLC) and Kenya Reinsurance.
Areas of Practice
Constitutional law, administrative law, international human rights law, equality law, gender law, children law, devolution, commercial law, financial services law, banking law and capital markets and securities regulation law.
Educational and professional qualifications:
- LL.D (Doctor of Laws) – University of Pretoria, South Africa – Human Rights Law, 2016
- LL.M (Master of Laws) – University of Pretoria, South Africa – Human Rights Law & Democratization in Africa, 2012
- LL.M (Master of Laws) – University of Nairobi - Commercial & Financial Services Law, 2011
- Scholar of the European Union, 2012
- DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholar, 2012.
- Admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, 2013.
- Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law, 2009.
- LL.B (Bachelor of Laws) (1st Class Hons.) – University of Nairobi, 2008.
Membership in professional associations:
- Law Society of Kenya.
- East Africa Law Society.
- Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya.
- Associate, Munyao Muthama & Kashindi Advocates, Nairobi (2016).
- Lecturer, University of Nairobi, School of Law, Parklands Campus (2015).
- Trainer, Training & Consulting Associates (TCA). (2016).
- Visiting Researcher/Lecturer, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa, 2015 – to date.
- Lecturer, Moi University, School of Law, Eldoret – Jan 2013 – Dec 2015.
- Research Assistant & Tutorial Fellow, School of Law, University of Western Cape, South Africa – July – December 2012.
- Assistant Refugees Status Determination (RSD) Officer, United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), 2010 – 2011.
- “The human right to clean and safe water under the Kenya’s new Constitution 2010” published in the Economic and Social Rights (ESR) Review of the University of the Western Cape, South Africa (June 2013).
- County government and rights of marginalised ethnic minorities in Kenya: Evaluating the potential benefits and challenges, S.M Wekesa, Scholars’ Press Berlin (August 2013).
- “The Right to education. A tool for transformative education in Kenya” Riara University Law School, 2013
- “Get it right: Governors won’t hire teachers” Daily Nation 4 March 2013;
- “Legal research methods: An interdisciplinary approach” Riara University, Riara Law School 12th July 2013.
- “The right to education: A tool for transformative education in Kenya” Riara University, Riara Law School 20th August 2013.
- “The rights of sexual minorities in Kenya: The value of the Constitution of Kenya 2010” Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa 10th December 2014.
- “Decriminalisation of homosexuality in Kenya: prospects and challenges” published in the Pretoria University Law Press (PULP) (2015)
Dr Wekesa is part of the team that has successfully conducted legal, compliance and regulatory audits of a number of blue chip companies, leading corporates, parastatals and other government entities including Safaricom Limited, Post Bank, Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen), National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF), Technical University of Mombasa (TUM), Kenya Literature Bureau (KLB), Institute of Certified Public Accountants (ICPAK), Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) among others.