Faith Odhiambo

Faith Odhiambo is the Vice President of the Law Society of Kenya and former Board Secretary of the Federation of Women Lawyers-Kenya. She serves as a lecturer at the School of Law at the University of Nairobi and teaches Law of Business Associations, Banking Law, Competition Law and Consumer Protection Law. She is also a Partner at Ombok and Owuor LLP Advocates, based in Nairobi. Faith has experience in litigation, corporate and commercial law, telecommunications law and competition law. She has also developed expertise in Banking Law, Financial services, Mediation and Arbitration. She was previously working with the Competition Authority of Kenya advising on the interpretation of the legal provisions in regarding violations under restrictive trade practices, merger transactions and consumer protection complaints, advising on merger applications, cases on restrictive trade practices. Faith was part of a team researching competition bottlenecks in mobile financial services in Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She has also been involved in a Retail Market Study of Kenya in 2017, Advisory Projects for Competition in the Mobile financial services in Tanzania, Advisory projects on Spectrum Management in Kenya. Advisory on the National Roaming, Telecommunications Tower Sharing and Termination Rates Network Cost Study 2022-together with Acacia Economics and Tilill Technologies for Communications Authority which involved review the laws and regulations, advisory on competition concerns.

Faith holds an LLB (Hons) from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, a Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law and an LLM (Hons) in International Commercial Law with European Law from University of Kent (UK). She is also a Certified Public Secretary, is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators-UK (MCIarb). She is a PhD student at the University of Nairobi.

Her research interests include Competition Law, Consumer Protection Law, Telecommunications Law, Banking Law, Financial Services, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Women and Children’s rights, Climate Change, Human rights, Intellectual property rights, Economic law.