Kenya-Law- Arbitration

Kenyan lawyer secures global elective seat unopposed

APA-Nairobi (Kenya)

A leading Kenyan lawyer and legal scholar has received a rare opportunity to sit on the globally renowned Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Board of Trustees.

As the CIArb Board of Trustees elections get into the penultimate stage following a round of global nominations, Kenyan Lawyer and University of Nairobi Law Lecturer Dr Kariuki Muigua has scored the Africa Board seat slot unopposed.

According to a communique from CIArb, Dr Muigua who is also a member of the National Environment Tribunal will be assuming office early next year having secured the African seat unopposed.

“With only the requisite number of nominations having been received for the Africa region, the following candidate is deemed to be elected as CIArb Trustee for the term beginning 1 January 2019,” the statement from CIArb on Friday said.

While welcoming the electoral outcome, Dr Muigua pledged to unreservedly work towards the advancement of alternative dispute resolution programmes in Africa.

“This election to the CIArb Board comes as a pleasant surprise and I commit to harness this opportunity for the benefit of this Continent through a deliberate focus to deepen the role of ADR in Africa,” Dr Muigua said.

The CIArb is an international centre of excellence for the practice and profession of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

Its growing membership of 15,000 is based across 133 countries and supported by an international network of 39 branches.

An Advocate of the High Court of Kenya of over 27 years standing and a partner practicing at Kariuki Muigua & Co. Advocates, a firm that specialises in environmental and commercial law litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Dr Muigua is an accomplished Mediator and a Chartered Arbitrator, with widespread training and experience in both international and domestic commercial arbitration and mediation. 


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