Kisii County is home to some of the most talented lawyers in the country.
These legal experts have made a significant impact in the legal industry, providing exceptional legal services and representing clients in various cases with great success.
In this article, WoK looks at the top ten Kisii lawyers who have earned a reputation for their expertise and professionalism.
Cliff Ombeta is know for taking up controversial and complex criminal cases, and he has worked with drug dealers, murderers and terrorists.
For instance, in 2014, Ombeta defended the owners of the MV Amin Darya cargo ship which was allegedly impounded with heroin worth Ksh 1.3 billion
He has previously worked for the infamous Akasha brothers, Miguna Miguna and ex-Migori Governor Okoth Obado in connection with murder of Rongo University student Sharon Otieno.
He hails from Kisii County.
Danstan Omari is among the most sought-after lawyers in Kenya, having represented most prominent personalities.
He made history in 2019 after becoming the first lawyer to conduct a divorce case live on TV pitting Aldai MP Marianne Kitany and Agriculture CS Mithika Linturi.
Omari has also represented former Chief Justice David Maraga, former Interior CS Fred Matiang’i and comedian Eric Omondi among many others.
He hails from Nyamira County.
George Kegoro is better known for his hard-hitting articles on The Daily Nation and The Standard newspapers.
The lawyer brushed shoulders with former President Uhuru Kenyatta, a move that had the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) shut down in 2017.
KHRC was shut down while Kegoro was the executive director over claims that it had been cleared to operate in Kenya.
Mohamed Nyaoga enjoyed a good relationship with the Jubilee regime and handled major assignments for the government.
In the 2013 presidential petition, he represented the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) at the Supreme Court.
He also serves as the chairman of the Central Bank of Kenya Board.
Harun Ndubi hails from West Mugirango, Nyamira County.
He started practicing law in 1992 and he has, in often times, describe himself as a human rights defender.
Ndubi has represented prominent personalities including Johnstone Muthama, Babu Owino, George Aladwa and Philomena Mwilu among others.
He is also a board member of Kenyans for Peace with Justice and Truth.
Henry Mokua Ongeri
Henry Mokua Ongeri hails from Mong’oni, Nyamira County.
He holds and LL.B. (Hons.) (Upper Division), a diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law, and he was admitted to the bar in 1996.
Senior Counsel Okongo Mogeni is currently serving as the Senator for Nyamira County.
The lawmaker is also the founder of Okong’o Omogeni & Company, a law firm Agip House along Haile Selassie Avenue in Nairobi.
He is known for hi involvement in the 2017 presidential petition where he represented ODM leader Raila Odinga.
Kennedy Ogeto is currently serving as the Solicitor General of Kenya.
Before his appointment as Solicitor General in 2018, Ogeto was the Managing Partner of the law firm of Ogetto, Otachi and Company advocates based in Nairobi.
A graduate of Masters in Law degree from the University of Nairobi, Ogeto holds a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Kenya School of Law earned in 1990 and a Bachelors of Law degree from the same university he earned in 1989.
Joel Okeng’o Nyambane is famous for his philanthropic involvements and candidature in the Kisii County senatorial race.
Okeng’o Nyambane is a graduate from the Kenya School of Law where he studied between 2011 and 2013.
He is also the Managing Director at Lozada East Africa Ltd with an experience of at least five years in the executive positions.
Silvanus Osoro is the sitting MP for South Mugirango constituency.
The former Nairobi street boy is a prominent Kenyan politician with interests within and outside Kisii County.
He is also the proprietor of Pitch Face Group Limited which he launched in 2010.