Kiarie Mwaura

Dean of Law | Professor of Law

LLB, LLM, PhD, PGCHET, CPS (K); Chairman of the Transport Licensing Appeals Board; Associate Professor; Consultant; and Advocate of the High Court.

School of Law, Commercial Law Department, Parklands Campus, University of Nairobi


Academic background

Prof. Kiarie Mwaura brings to the University of Nairobi a wealth of research, consultancy, teaching and managerial experience. He is the Dean of the School of Law, where he is also a full professor of corporate law. He is also a certified governance auditor, who serves on the boards of the Transport Licensing Appeals Board and National Council for Law Reporting. He has worked previously as the Vice Chancellor of Riara University and as Director of the International Erasmus (European Exchange) Programme at Queen’s University Belfast, where he also taught law between 2002 and 2009. Before joining Queen’s, he worked as a visiting lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton. His expertise in corporate law and governance has seen him serve as an expert researcher for the International Commission of Jurists’ Expert Legal Panel on Corporate Complicity in International Crimes. In this role, he explored the role of corporate structures in determining liability within corporate groups. Additionally, he has served as a consultant on corporate governance for a variety of local and international organizations, including the Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSD), Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies Regulatory Authority (SASRA), Institute of Directors, Institute of Certified Secretaries of Kenya, Champions of Governance Award, Training and Consultant Associates (TCA), and Lewis Kamau & Associates. He has also been involved, in various capacities,



Contact information

P.O. Box 30197-00100, Nairobi, Kenya;; 

Recent publications

Peer reviewed publications

  • 1. “Disqualification of Company Directors: Safeguarding the Public Interest in the Kenyan Investment Market” (2019) 37 (2) Journal of Law and Commerce 1.

    2. “Reforming the Duties of Directors under the Kenyan Company Law: A Critique” (2019) European Business Law Review (in press).

    3. “Corporate Governance and Investor Protection: Reforms on Directors’ Duties of Care, Skill, and Diligence” (2019) University of Nairobi Law Journal (in press).

    4. “Constitutionalism of Environmental Governance: Towards Sustainable Corporate Responses to Environmental Degradation” (2018) 2 Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Law Journal 27.

    5. “Statutory Protection for Oppressed Minority Shareholders in Kenya: Reflections on the Reforms under the Companies Act 2015” (2018) 15 (4) International Corporate Rescue 207.

    6. “Internalization of Costs to Corporate Groups: Part-Whole Relationships, Human Rights Norms and the Futility of the Corporate Veil” (2012) 11 Journal of International Business and Law 85.

    7. “The Plight of Minority Shareholders under the Companies Bill 2010: Oppressed or Simply Abandoned and Forgotten?” (2012) University of Nairobi Law Journal 1.