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Dr. Seth Wekesa

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Dr. Seth Wekesa | Lecturer in Law | Email: wekesaseth@gmail.com

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 Public Secretary. He is both a DAAD scholar and a scholar of the European Union.

Dr. Wekesa teaches Gender and the Law, 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. 

He is also a Director of Training and Consultancy at Training & Consulting Associates (TCA) where he coordinates partnerships and collaborations in the firm as wellas coordinating and managing training programs and consultancy services. In addition, he is a Senior Associate at Munyao, Muthama and Kashindi (MMK) Advocates in Nairobi. 

Dr. Wekesa has consulted and written reports for many national government agencies such as Communication Authority of Kenya (CA), Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA), National Government Constituency Development Fund Board (NG-CDF), Technical University of Mombasa (TUM), Post Bank, National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF), Kenya Literature Bureaus (KLB), KenTrade, NGO Board and Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA) and Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) as well as county governments including Kilifi County, Kwale County and Marsabit County. 

Dr. Wekesa has also consulted and written reports for public listed companies such as KCB Bank, Safaricom Limited, Housing Finance Limited, Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KENGEN) and Kenya Reinsurance Corporation Limited. Further, he has consulted for professional regulatory bodies such as Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and Law Society of Kenya (LSK)

He has worked with government and UNHCR on refugee matters as a Refugee Status Determination officer (RSD).

Dr. Wekesa has published widely in the areas of devolution law, human rights law, women's rights and participated in international, regional and national conferences.

His research interests include Women Rights, Constitutional Law, Children’s Rights, Persons with Disabilities Rights, Democracy and Governance, Equality Law, Devolution Law, Administrative Law and NGO/Civil Society Law. 

Publications:

Articles

  1. SM Wekesa, '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).

Books and chapter in books 

  1. County government and rights of marginalised ethnic minorities in Kenya: Evaluating the potential benefits and challenges, S.M Wekesa,Scholars’ Press Berlin (August 2013).
  2. SM Wekesa 'Decriminalisation of homosexuality in Kenya: Prospects and Challenges' inProtecting the human rights of sexual minorities in contemporary Africaedited by Sylvie Namwase & Adrian Jjuuko,   Pretoria University Law Press (PULP 2017)

Discussion and Conference Papers 

  1. 'Legal research methods: An interdisciplinary approach' Riara University, Riara Law School 12thJuly 2013.
  2. 'The right to education: A tool for transformative education in Kenya' Riara University, Riara Law School 20thAugust 2013.
  3. 'The rights of sexual minorities in Kenya: The value of the Constitution of Kenya 2010' Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa 10thDecember 2014.

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