Jacqueline Oyuyo Githinji

Jacqueline Oyuyo Githinji is the Managing Partner at Umsizi LLP, and has gained considerable experience in a broad range of commercial and family matters in her close to 20 years of practice. Kenya’s third female Chartered Arbitrator, she is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Certified and Court-Accredited Mediator, and holds an MBA in Global Technology Management. Jackie serves as Non-Executive Director on various Boards, notably the Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration (NCIA).

Having sat as a neutral third party in a variety of both commercial and family disputes, she has observed a general willingness in parties to bring their disputes to a logical end, even when their underlying transactions are no longer tenable: no one wants to be in a perpetual state of flux. It is therefore her firm belief that Arbitration and Mediation offer a lifeline to disputing parties by introducing time and cost efficiencies and offering disputing parties an opportunity to preserve their relationships beyond their disputes. Each engagement as an Arbitrator or Mediator gives her an opportunity to consider the dispute from each party’s perspective, and to commit her time, skills, knowledge, and experience to delivering or facilitating results that all parties can, ultimately, live with.