Jared Gekombe is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. He holds a bachelor of laws (LL.B) degree from Moi University, a postgraduate diploma from Kenya School of Law, and a master of laws (LL.M) in human rights and democratisation in Africa from the University of Pretoria He works as a law lecturer at Kabarak University School of Law where he has previously served as research paper coordinator (2018-2023) and head of private law department (2021-2023). He is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Pretoria researching the right to development and public procurement systems in Kenya. His research interests are human rights, governance, and development
Doctor of Laws (Candidate) - Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
Certificate in International and African Legal Framework on Freedom of Expression, Access to Information and the Safety of Journalists
Master of Laws (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa) University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Certificate in Policy Research Methodology and Analysis (West Africa Civil Society Institute)
Certificates in Human Rights of Sexual Minorities in Africa, Disability Rights in the African Context, Judicial Enforcement of Socio-Economic Rights, Civil Society Law in Africa and Business and Human Rights in Africa
Postgraduate Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law, Nairobi.
Bachelor of Laws Degree (Second Class Honours –Upper Division) Moi University- Eldoret.
Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
May 2022 – to date
COMMITTEE MEMBER; LSK COMMITTEE ON CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Participating in providing policy direction to the CPD programs, accrediting other institutions that offer professional development courses to advocates, helping in the implementation of the CPD Calendar of Events, helping in the development of the curriculum and content of the CPD Calendar for 2023, Facilitating and moderating CPD events and submitting Webinar reports
Feb 2021 to date
HEAD OF DEPARTMENT, PRIVATE LAW; KABARAK UNIVERSITY
Member of the University Senate, Head of Department and Coordinator, Research Paper Writing, Supervision of programmes and lecturers, Hiring of Part time lecturers, Exam setting and moderation, Recruitment of students, Coordinate departmental academic activities, Draw departmental reports and budgets, Support and enhance research programmes of departmental faculty, Prepare annual estimates of income and expenditure. I also serve as Internal Auditor ISO certified by the Kenya Bureau of Standards and I audit various departments and offices of the University in compliance with the ISO Standard 2015 and Prepare Audit Reports
May 2018 to date
LAW LECTURER, KABARAK UNIVERSITY
Teaching and research, Supervision of research projects, Mentoring students and academic advice, setting and marking assignments, tests and examinations, Assisting in running of the department and Coordinating research paper writing. Taught bachelor of law students in the following course units: Public procurement Law, Banking Law, Consumer Protection Law, Administrative Law, Evidence Law, Public International Law, Fundamental Rights and Freedoms, and International Human Rights Law.
May 2022 – to date
COMMITTEE MEMBER;LSK COMMITEE ON PUBLIC INTEREST, LEGAL AID & HUMAN RIGHTS
Participated in the drafting and filing of PIL cases such as the petition against the Cybercrimes Act, Assisted in the implementation of LSK legal aid initiatives including the Annual National Legal Awareness Week, participated in guiding the Council of the LSK on matters of public interest litigation
April - Aug 2018
ADJUNCT LAW LECTURER; RIARA UNIVERSITY
Taught diploma and bachelor of law students in the following course units: Administrative Law I and II. I use practical approaches in learning and expose my students to real life situations in the courses
Feb 2018 to date
MANAGING PARTNER; GEKOMBE & ASSOCIATES ADVOCATES
Provide strategic leadership and management of the law firm, Leading strong-willed individuals to achieve common good, Managing growth in different practice areas such as electoral law and constitutional law in Kenya, Overseeing all operations, including trust and office funds, Handling concerns of clients and third-parties, Participating in probono cases for indigent persons, Consulting for various organisations in Kenya, Attending court matters and preparing pleadings in court matters.
Sept to Dec 2017
LEGAL RESEARCHER; MANYONGE WANYAMA & ASSOCIATES ADVOCATES
I practiced law in diverse areas such as electoral law and constitutional law in Kenya. I was also involved in probono cases where we acted for indigent persons who have suffered injustices but had no access to the courts systems. I was also involved in consultancies and legislative drafting projects for organisations in Kenya.
Jan – Sept 2017
TRAINEE ATTORNEY; ISEME KAMAU & MAEMA ADVOCATES/DLA PIPER AFRICA
Participated in high profile electoral cases such as the presidential election in Kenya representing the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.
August- Dec 2016
PROGRAM OFFICER/INTERN; WEST AFRICA CIVIL SOCIETY INSTITUTE - GHANA
Participated in research projects on women movement in West Africa and the space of the civil society in Africa and developed weekly bulletins on human rights issues. I also drafted concept notes and research proposals for the Institute's projects. I also participated in trainings among them is training on research methodology and policy drafting.
Human Rights, Constitutional law, Devolution Law and Governance, Constitutional Litigation
As members of Kabarak University family, we purpose at all times and in all places, to set apart in one’s heart, Jesus as Lord. (1 Peter 3:15)