Charles Kanjama: A Look At City Lawyer’s Illustrious Career, Age, Education, Publications

Charles Kanjama is a Kenyan Advocate and the Managing Partner of Muma & Kanjama Advocates and head of The Tax and Litigation Department. Kanjama is renown for his all-rounded legal insights aired on all mainstream media houses in Kenya. He often sits in panels discussing legal issues, especially now that the hearings for the Presidential election Petition are set to begin at the Supreme Court.


Charles Kanjama was born on 17th November, 1977. He is 45 years old.


Charles is a well educated Advocate, with a number of academic achievements. He is a Bachelor of Laws graduate of the University of Nairobi (Hons), with a postgraduate diploma in law from the Kenya School of Law.

He is qualified as a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (M.ClArb), a practicing Certified Public Secretary (CPS(K)), and a qualified Certified Public Accountant (CPA(K)).

He is also trained to Higher Diploma Level with the Institute for Management of Information Systems (IMIS) and an alumnus of Strathmore School. He is currently also a Master of Laws student at the University of Nairobi.


Charles’ career spans over eighteen years. Other than being the Managing Partner of Muma & Kanjama Advocates, he also serves as the Trust Administrator of the Strathmore Educational Trust. He also teaches at Strathmore Business School (SBS) and Strathmore Law School (SLS) where he lectures Legal Systems, Criminal Law, Healthcare Law and Human Resource Law.

Charles is also a Non-Executive Director of Pacis Insurance Co. Ltd and Convenor of its Audit Risk and Governance Committee. He also sits as a Board Member of the National Transport and Safety Authority where he chairs the Technical Committee.

To add to his illustrious career, Kanjama is also the Vice-Chair of the Kenya Christian Professionals Forum and recently served in the LSK Council as Council Member and Treasurer for several years serving as Convenor of LSK’s Constitutional Implementation and Law Reform Committee.

Charles was called to the bar in 2003 after undertaking his articles of pupilage at Kibet and Co. Advocates. He worked as an Advocate/Associate at Ochieng’, Onyango, Kibet and Ohaga Advocates and as an Editor/Legal Manager at Law Africa Publishing Ltd. He then joined hands with Andrew Muma to establish MK Advocates in 2006.

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Charles has authored and edited several publications and academic articles. He has also written numerous newspaper articles on various legal topics on Constitutional Law, Tax Law, and Matrimonial Property. His academic papers are on Legal Ethics, Media Law, and Political Governance.

He also co-authored the book Family Law Digest: Matrimonial Property and has written expansively on aspects of Environmental law, comparative constitutional law, and Civil Procedure.