Esther Ang’awa Education, Career, Major Petitions & BBI

Esther Ang’awa is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

She currently runs her own practice, Ang’awa & Company Advocates with offices in Nairobi and Migori town, Migori County.

The vibrant attorney has a passion for community development targeting youth, women, and children in society.

She is the Upcountry Representative at the Law Society of Kenya (LSK).

Ang’awa is also one of the lawyers representing the LSK on the petition against the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).

File image of Lawyer Esther Ang’awa. |Photo| Courtesy|


She attended the University of Nairobi between 2008 and 2013, graduating with a Bachelor of Laws, Law (BLL) degree. While at the institution, she was also the editor of the Nairobi University Law Journal.

Ang’awa later attended the Kenya School of Law in Nairobi and graduated with a Diploma in Law in 2014.

She underwent practical training in civil and criminal litigation, probate and administration, commercial transactions, professional ethics, conveyancing practice, legal writing and drafting, as well as legal practice management.

Between 2016 and 2017, she attained a certificate in Leadership from the Young African Leaders Initiative- RLC EA.

She got he Masters of Laws (LLM) from the University of London in 2019.


Between October 2013 and October 2014, Ang’awa worked at the Ibrahim, Issack & Company Advocates.

She was mandated with drafting court papers for the purpose of litigation, conveyancing
documents such as charges, leases, and sale agreements, submissions and similar documents.

She also conducted client interviews.

She returned to the law firm in 2016 as an Associate Advocate, but lasted only five months.

Ang’awa branched out to start her own practice and has since been a managing partner at Ang’awa & Company Advocates.

That same year, she also founded Fortune Consultants Limited, where she is also a Managing Director.

She is also a founding trustee and manager at the Kenya Integrated Peace Initiative. It is  a charitable foundation that seeks to foster peace and integration in our society through sustainable and trans formative development.

Ang’awa specifically manages youth empowerment and gender related projects and activities.

Major Petitions

Ang’awa is among the lawyers representing the LSK in its petition against the BBI bill.

The bill was initially declare unconstitutional and unlawful by the High Court before the BBI Secretariat, the Attorney General, Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta moved to the Court of Appeal.

Since the hearing began on June 29, she has been lauded as a tough litigant and experienced.

She is co-counsel with LSK President Nelson Havi