“Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are Powerful Beyond Measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.... We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us. It's in everyone, it's not just in some of us and as we Let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” ~ Marianne Williamson

Ruth W. Wainaina-Kemboy

Partner | Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Ruth W. Wainaina-Kemboy

Partner | Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

    • Law Society of Kenya (LSK)
    • International Bar Association

    • Masters in International Law and Development: University of Nottingham (UK)
    • Bachelor of Laws: Catholic University of Eastern Africa
    • Diploma in Criminal & Social Order: University of Nairobi
    • Postgraduate Diploma: Kenya School of Law

Our Partner Ruth W. Wainaina-Kemboy is the Team Leader of our Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution department. She specializes in Commercial, Civil and Tax litigation as well as Environment and Land Law. Ruth has an impressive resume in Alternative Dispute Resolution and she is the Firm's leading expert in international disputes.

Mrs. Kemboy is the epitome of kindness. Elizabeth Kibler-Rose once said ‘the most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.’ This is perhaps the most apt description of Ruth. Her sensitivity, understanding and appreciation of life shines through every legal problem that is thrown her way. When everyone is satisfied with the effort that has gone into a brief, Ruth insists on having one more look at the effort. Invariably, she will be the least impressed because she strongly believes that a good effort must always yield to an even better effort.

Ruth has handled sensitive client matters with impressive results. She relies on her amazing thinking skills to draw up a bouquet of options for every client need. Her essential authenticity and worth will become apparent within ten (10) minutes of contact. She has unparalleled grasp of the law and she effortlessly deploys her research skills in ways that would render a seasoned jurist to turn green with envy. Her thoroughness is her worst vice. She simply won’t quit and success somewhat fails to seduce her into complacency.

Ruth exemplifies the fleeting nostalgia of the indefatigable hand that gives and gives. From the deepest recesses of her intellect, you will find an inexhaustible well that does not need endless corroboration of its potency. Her mind and thinking is infused with that rare elegance and taste that is impossible not to notice.

Yet it has to be acknowledged that Ruth’s character and accomplishments are no accident. They are the products of deliberate acts of preparation, hard work and learning from failure. This rare trait to eschew life’s fleeting pleasures and instead pursue a life of toil and valor represents her greatest advantage even as she rises to the pinnacle of the Kenyan Bar. She remains our Firm’s singular force for change and our future is as bright as a thousand lights.