Dr. Kariuki Muigua

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 University of Nairobi, Ph.D., 2011; LL.M., 2005; LL.B, 1988, Kenya School of Law, Dip. In Law.1989; Dip. In Arbitration (UK) 2012; CPS (K), 2002; FCPSK, 2012; MCIArb, 2002; FCIArb, 2012; Chartered Arbitrator 2015, Accredited/Certified Professional Mediator (MTI) 2015. Admission, Advocate of High Court of Kenya: 18th December 1989.



Professional Membership:

Ø  Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb and Chartered Arbitrator)

Ø  Fellow, Institute of Certified Public Secretaries and Certified Public secretary

Ø  Member, The Kenya Institute of Management – (MKIM) (2008)

Ø  Council of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) – Kenya chapter. 

Ø  London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) (2002)

Ø  Member and past chairperson of the sub-committee on Information Technology (IT), CIArb

Ø  Member of the Legal Committee Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) – Kenya chapter

Ø  Member, Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya and a Certified Public Secretary (CPS-K) (2002).

Ø  Member International Bar Association (IBA) (2000) and is involved in various IBA sponsored human rights initiatives locally.

Ø  Member of Commonwealth Lawyers Association.

Ø  Member of the Law Society of Kenya.

Ø  Member of the International Commission of Jurists Kenya Chapter

Ø  Member, Meditation Accreditation Committee Panel of Mediators Accredited For Commercial Mediation

    (The Judiciary, Republic of Kenya).

Ø  Member, Kigali International Arbitration Centre (KIAC) International Panel of arbitrators.

Ø  Member, Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration (NCIA) Panel of International Arbitrators.

Ø  Member, Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration (NCIA) Panel of Domestic Arbitrators.

Ø  Member, Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration (NCIA) Panel of Domestic Mediators.


Dr. David Kariuki Muigua is a distinguished law scholar, Environmental Consultant, an accomplished mediator, a Chartered arbitrator, a holder of a Ph.D in law from the University of Nairobi and with widespread training and experience in both international and national commercial arbitration and mediation.

Dr. Muigua is a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)-Kenya chapter. He is also a Chartered Arbitrator. He has served as the Branch Chairman of CIArb)-Kenya from 2012 to 2015. He has widespread training and experience in policy formulation and the legislative process. He is highly knowledgeable on the Kenyan legal system and has previously been consulted on the drafting of Bills and regulations.

He is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya of over 26 years standing and practicing at Kariuki Muigua & Co. Advocates, a firm that specialises in environmental law and natural resources research and practice, ADR, constitutional law and commercial law litigation. The firm is also listed as a leading Kenyan commercial law firm in the distinguished Martindale Hubbell Directory.

He has undertaken specialised courses specifically on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental Audit (EA) which earned him the EIA/EA lead expert accreditation by the National Environmental Management Authority of Kenya (NEMA). He is a Lead Consultant and Expert at Pristine Consultants, an Environmental Law and Policy Consultancy firm drawing its clientele from Kenya and elsewhere around the world.  

His research interests include Environmental and Natural Resources Law, Governance, Human Rights and Constitutionalism, Conflict Resolution, International Commercial Arbitration, The nexus between environmental law and human rights, Land and natural resource rights, economic law and policy of governments with regard to environmental law and economics.

Dr. Muigua has also collaborated with various environmental advocacy groups in Kenya and regionally. He works with professionals affiliated to the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) especially in the areas of Environmental Resources and their management through Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Mediation and Public Participation. He advocates the setting up of effective policy, legislative and institutional frameworks for the resolution of environmental conflicts. He is an ardent commentator and contributor to debates on the constitutional review, governance and has worked closely with stakeholders in the areas of constitutionalism and access to Justice.

He is also a lead auditor/implementer of BSI ISO/IEC 27001:2005 (Information Security Management Systems) and consults on the same.

Dr. Muigua teaches law at the Centre for Advanced Studies in Environmental Law and Policy (CASELAP) and the School of Law, University of Nairobi.He is widely published in the areas of environment and natural resources, ADR and access to justice.

Previously, Dr. Muigua has been engaged as a consultant by various bodies on diverse issues falling within his areas of practice and research interests.

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