List of the highest paid lawyers in Kenya 2023/2024

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Do you know who the highest paid lawyers in Kenya are? Here is the list:

  • George Oraro-senior counsel

George Oraro is a famous lawyer in Kenya and he has practiced law for almost 50years, he is held in high esteem for his arbitration, mediation and litigation expertise in Kenya. Oraro is the founding partner at Oraro & company advocate, he has represented the defunct cord coalition in 2013 presidential election. His fee was more than 20 million during the presidential petition. The following are his areas of expertise:

  • Arbitration
  • Capital markets
  • Insolvency & restructuring
  • Banking litigation
  • Employment & labor
  • Tax dispute
  • Fred Ngatia

Fred Ngatia is one of the best lawyers we have in Kenya. The born 1956 is one of the most sough-after lawyer in Kenya. He has over 40 years’ experience in the legal field. Fred represented George Saitoti on the Goldenberg scandal and also represented Kenya airport authority; he was also the leading counsel for presidential election petition in 2013and twice in 2017. He has two degrees and has estimation net worth of 700million

  • Ahmednasir Abdulahi- senior counsel

Ahmednasir is among the best lawyers in Kenya, with his list of client reading who is who in Kenya. He has been in cases that attract huge fees. He previously represented the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) in 2013 presidential election. The outspoken lawyer was paid 40 million shillings for his services, he was also among the lawyers who represented former president Uhuru Kenyatta in 2017 election

  • Cliff Ombeta-Criminal Lawyer

Cliff Ombeta is a known criminal lawyer, he is also known for taking the most difficult cases. He represented the Akasha brothers and among other criminal elements that no lawyer is willing to touch. His charges are over the roof and his lifestyle can testify to that.

  • Katwa Kigen

Katwa Kigen rose to fame when he represented journalist Joshua Sang and President William Ruto at the international criminal court (ICC). Kwata was the only lawyer at the Hague based court. His charges are in millions.

  • James Orengo-senoir counsel

James Orengo is currently the senator of Siaya County. He has been for the longest time been the most exceptional lawyer in Kenya. He has represented several cases in the Supreme Court and has handled high profile cases. He [represented the former prime minister, Raila Odinga in presidential elections petition after the 2017 presidential elections.  

  • Paul Mwite- senior counsel

Paul Mwite is a well-known lawyer especially if you followed the struggle for the second liberation of Kenya you definitely know Paul Mwite. Paul Mwite fought for democracy alongside Orengo and some other strong willed individuals. He was paid 15 million for representing ministry of land in the Supreme Court. The 15 million which he went on to team as “gross under charging”.

  • Pro Githu Muigai

Githu Muiga is a veteran Kenyan lawyer; apart from being appointed as Kenya’s attorney general by the late former president Mwai Kibaki. He worked as a judge in African court of justice from 2008. Githu also has his legal firm in Nairobi by the name Mohammed Muigai LLP. His areas of expertise are;

  • Corporate finance
  • Public procurement law
  • Civil and commercial litigation
  • Donald Kipkorir

Donald is one of the richest lawyers in Kenya. With the way he flaunts his assets on social media, it shows how much he earns. From his Karen home of about 60 million shillings to his holiday house in Nanyuki which is worth 24 million shillings.

  • Pheroze Nowrojee- senior counsel

Pheroze is a senior counsel and one of the top lawyers in Kenya. He has represented some of the high profile clients. He represented the former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga. He charges 2 million per case.

  • Amos Wako

Amos wako is the longest serving Ag, (constitutional law). He has served Kenya government as the Chief legal advisor for 20 years. Amos has also served as the secretary general of the African bar association between 1978 and 1980.

  • Tom Ojienda- Senior Counsel

Tom is a well-known lawyer in Kenya, and one of the highest paid too. He charged his client, the national lands commission 221 million to represent them in a case.

  • Jane Wanjiru Michuki

Jane Wanjiku is one of the highest paid lawyers in Kenya. She is the founder of the Kimani & Michuki advocates and has represented some of high profile clients in the country, including equity bank and suraya housing. She has estimation net worth of $50 million.

  • Fred Ojiambo

Fred is on the highest paid lawyer in Kenya. Fred was acknowledged as an advocate of the high court in 1975, he mainly handled matters before the Supreme Court, court of appeal, high court and other specialized tribunals.

  • Willy Mutunga

Willy Mutunga is a well-known lawyer in Kenya, he is also the former chief justice and president of the supreme court from 2011-2016. He has represented some of the high profile clients in Kenya.

  • Prof. Plo Lumumba

Prof. Plo Lumumba is well known lawyer in Kenya and one of the highest paid lawyers in Kenya. Prof. Plo Lumumba is the director and chief executive officer of the Kenya school of law.He worked as the head of EACC .

  • Chief Justice Martha Koome

Martha Koome is a legal luminary in Kenya judiciary. She is the first female chief justice in Kenya.

She joined the Federation of Women Lawyers in Kenya (FIDA) in 1990s and played an active role in developing Kenya 2010 constitution-securing the rights of women and children in process. She earns more than 1 million basic per month salary plus allowances.

  • Judy Thongoro

Judy Thogoro is a well-known lawyer and a right activist in Kenya. She is a women’s right activist and successfully sued the government for not delivering 30% representation for women. She owns a law firm by the name Judy Thongori & Co Advocate which is a family law firm.

  • Prof. Patricia Kameri Mbote

Patricia Kameri Mboti has practiced law in Kenya for a long time. She was the first female professor of law in Kenya. She was also a member of committee of eminent persons appointed by the late former president Mwai Kibaki to advice the government on the way forward for the stalled constitution review process.

  • Ambrose Rachier

He is one of the highest paid lawyer in Kenya. Ambrose is the founder and senior partner of Rachier & Amollo advocates (LLP). Ambrose is also the Gor Mahia chairman.

  • Danson Omari

Danson Omari is among the fastest growing lawyers in the country. He started a teacher and later changed his profession to law after his wife paid for his Law degree course. Omari is the most sought after criminal lawyer in Kenya. In a month, he pulls in over Ksh 3 million. Danson represents clients on daily basis.