Legal Counsel I

Legal Counsel I

County Government Of Kisumu

Legal Counsel I

Details of the offer

Be a Kenyan citizen;• Bachelors of Laws (LLB) from a recognized university;

• Post graduate diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law;

• Master’s degree is an added advantage

• At least three (3) years’ experience in a related field;

• Must be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya;

• Certificate in Computer Applications;

• Demonstrate understanding of and commitment to the values and principles outlined in

Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution

• Satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the constitution of Kenya on leadership and



• Conduct legal duties on the applicable domestic and international law• Review and analyze different issues pertaining to criminal, civil, investments and trade law

• Adjudication of cases related to the privatization process, commercial transactions between

parties. Ownership claims, negotiation between parties and liquidation procedures.

• Draft legal documents, letters to parties, orders, decisions, judgement and their corresponding

court documents;

• Undertaking research on assigned legal issues

• Analyzing research data and compiling reports;

• Preparing preliminary legal documents/instruments and liaising with the County Attorney

• Advising on various legal policy issues;

• Coordinating the activities of the county court including drawing of charge sheets, bonding of

witnesses, application for warrants and application for witness summons;

• Developing county legislation including review of draft bills, research on various pieces of

legislation and departmental advisory on the legislative drafting;

• Attending court to represent the county in both civil and criminal litigation;

• Undertaking conveyancing duties;

• Preparing legal opinions and reviewing county legislation;

• Ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, human rights,

transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity and organizing stakeholders’ consultations;


• Any lawful other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the County Attorney.

Job Requirements
Required education
: Post-graduate education

Required relevant work experience
: 3 years

Required languages:
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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