– todate Legal manager
Huawei Technologies Co.,Ltd.
Huawei Technologies is a world leading telecom solutions provider focused on
building long term partnerships with telecom operators. Huawei products and solutions are
deployed in over countries and serves of the worlds top Operators as well as over One
Billion users worldwide. Services provided in Kenya currently include G Value Added Services,
Voice Over Internet Protocol VOIP and broadband services through NGN, CDMA, GSMA and
I joined Huawei as a legal assistant and was promoted to legal officer within Six months of
employment and was thereafter promoted to be a legal manager after winning the outstanding
employee of the year. My daily work includes legal advice on matters affecting the company,
dispute resolution through negotiation, local and international arbitration and litigation, review of
legal contracts with operators, service providers, suppliers. I also work with HR department and
the Administration department to ensure compliance with the relevant laws and smooth operation
of services within the office. I also ensure that we comply with the regulations of
Communications Commission of Kenya CCK which is our regulator while borrowing the best
practices from International telecommunication Union ITU . I am also responsible for drafting
and execution of other legal documents which include application for type approvals,
Memorandum of Understanding, Non Disclosure Agreements. Work permits applications, Power
of Attorney and various financial documents especially where the contract involve vendor
financing. Given the multicultural nature of Huawei, I also offer orientation to new staff and
visitors visiting Kenya who might not be aware of the local culture and practice. I also coordinate
all the lawyers for the East Africa Region as the Chairman of the Legal Affairs Department for
our branch offices in East and Central Africa.
The achievements in Huawei over the period I have served include winning a training
opportunity to china on Contract negotiation Skills. I have been incorporated in the global
team of leading counsels and I have negotiated contracts for Tanzania, Uganda. Congo
DRC Ethiopia and Somalia.
– State Counsel Researcher,
Regulatory Reforms for Business Activity in Kenya.
This is an interministerial committee that was mandated to a holistic
research on the business climate in Kenya under the technical assistance of Foreign
Investment Advisory Services FIAS a subsidiary of the World Bank.
As a researcher I conducted interviews and consultations with the various stakeholders
consisting of the regulators and the business community in Kenya so as to streamline the
investment climate in Kenya. I also undertook extensive research to benchmark Kenya vis a