, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 3 – Kenyan lawyer local lawyer and legal scholar Kariuki Muigua is set to sit on the globally renowned Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Board of Trustees.
Muigua scored the Africa Board seat slot unopposed at the CIArb Board of Trustees elections
According to a communique from CIArb, Muigua who is also a member of the National Environment Tribunal will be assuming office early next year.
“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 said.
Muigua has pledged to 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,” 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.
The CIArb provides education and training for arbitrators, mediators and adjudicators.
It also acts as a global hub for practitioners, policymakers, academics and those in business, supporting the global promotion, facilitation and development of all ADR methods.
An Advocate of the High Court of Kenya of over 27 years standing and a partner practising at Kariuki Muigua & Co. Advocates, a firm that specialises in environmental and commercial law litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Muigua is an accomplished Mediator and a Chartered Arbitrator, with widespread training and experience in both international and domestic commercial arbitration and mediation.
He holds a Ph.D. in law from the University of Nairobi.
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 also a Lead Consultant and Expert at Pristine Consultants, an Environmental Law and Policy Consultancy drawing its clientele from Kenya and elsewhere around the world.
On the academic front Muigua, teaches law at the School of Law, University of Nairobi and has also previously taught at the Centre for Advanced Studies in Environmental Law and Policy (CASELAP).
His other works include: Alternative Dispute Resolution and Access to Justice in Kenya, (Glenwood Publishers, Nairobi, 2015); Resolving Conflicts through Mediation in Kenya, (Glenwood Publishers, Nairobi, 2013); and Settling Disputes through Arbitration in Kenya, (Glenwood Publishers, Nairobi, 2012).