Legal Officer I

Legal Officer I

County Government Of Kakamega

Legal Officer I

Details of the offer

Requirements for Appointment:-For appointment to this grade, one must;

i. Be a Kenyan citizen;

ii. Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B) degree from a university recognized in Kenya;

iii. Post graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law;

iv. Be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practicing certificate.

v. Have served in the grade of Legal Officer II or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public

Service for a minimum period of three (3) years;

vi. Have a Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution; and

vii. Demonstrate understanding of National values and principles of governance and Public Service as

stipulated in Articles 10, 232 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 respectively.


i. Undertaking research on assigned legal issues;ii. Analyzing research data and compiling reports;

iii. Preparing preliminary legal documents/instruments and liaising with the County Attorney;

iv. Advising on various legal policy issues;

v. Coordinating the activities of the County Court including drawing of charge sheets, bonding of

witnesses, application for warrants and application for witness summons;

vi. Developing County legislation including review of drafts bills, research on various pieces of

legislation and departmental advisory on the legislative drafting;

vii. Attending court to represent the County in both civil and criminal litigation;

viii. Undertaking conveyancing duties;

ix. Preparing legal opinions and reviewing County legislation;

x. Ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, human rights, transparency,

accountability, ethics and integrity and organizing stakeholders consultations; and

xi. Any lawful other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Terms of Service: Permanent and pensionable

Job Requirements
Required education
: Post-graduate education

Required relevant work experience
: 3 years

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