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Mr. Jared Nyarangi GEKOMBE

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Designation
Assistant Lecturer, Law
Department
Department of Private Law
SUMMARY

Experienced Law Lecturer with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry and legal practice specialising in Constitutional Law, Tax Law, Legal Research, Litigation, and Commercial Litigation. A skilled legal professional with a Master of Laws (LLM) focusing on Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa from the University of Pretoria.

Google Scholar
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=QHH_1jEAAAAJ&hl=en
ResearchGate
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jared-Gekombe
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Nov - Dec 2017

Certificate in International and African Legal Framework on Freedom of Expression, Access to Information and the Safety of Journalists

Jan - Dec 2016

Master of Laws (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa) University of Pretoria, South Africa.

September 2016

Certificate in Policy Research Methodology and Analysis (West Africa Civil Society Institute)

Feb - Jul 2016

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

Jan - Dec 2015

Postgraduate Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law, Nairobi.

2010 –2014

Bachelor of Laws Degree (Second Class Honours Upper Division) Moi University- Eldoret.

2005 –2008

Igorera High School, Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Mean Grade A(Minus)

1997 – 2004

Nyabisia Primary School, Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE)

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Advocate of the High Court of Kenya

WORK EXPERIENCE

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.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Human Rights, Constitutional law, Devolution Law and Governance, Constitutional Litigation

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
  1. ‘Breaking the glass ceiling in women’s representation: Analysis of electoral systems and gender quotas in Kenya’ unpublished LLM thesis, University of Pretoria,
  2. ‘Horizontality of the bill of rights in Kenya: What are the implications to private individuals? (2014) 1 Moi University Law Journal (Co-authored with Cyril Kubai)
  3. ‘The horizontal application of human rights in Kenya: A critical analysis of emerging jurisprudence’ unpublished LLB thesis, Moi University,

Our Moral Code

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