Christine began her career as a volunteer at Kituo cha Sheria in 2015. In 2017, she joined  in law firm in Kenya as a Legal Trainee and was appointed as an Associate in 2018. She joined Kieti Advocates LLP in 2020. Christine was promoted to Senior Associate in April 2022.

Work highlights include:

  • Assisting in successfully acting for Uchumi Supermarkets in applying for the approval of the Company’s Voluntary. Arrangement (CVA) to the High Court of Kenya. The first application of its kind to be made in Kenya under the Insolvency Act, 2015.
  • Involved in acting for Hoggers Limited (a company in administration) by advising the company on the administration process, options available at the end of the administration and also filing the appropriate applications before the High Court of Kenya.
  • Successfully defending a senior employee against contempt proceedings filed in an ongoing employment dispute before the Employment and Labour Relations Court.
  • Advising a local investigative and in-depth journalism production house on a defamation claim.
  • Defending a local company in arbitration proceedings for a claim of approximately KES 1 Million.
  • Successfully acting for various local companies in debt recovery claims.
  • Involved in the successful negotiation of numerous out of court settlements resulting in the resolution of court cases.
  • Successfully defending leading banking institutions in opposing applications for injunctions seeking to interfere with the exercise of the right to statutory power of sale.
  • Advising various private and multinational companies on employment law matters relating to work injury claims, wrongful dismissal, termination, and redundancies.
  • Advising leading insurance companies in prosecuting and defending of negligence claims on behalf of their insured.


  • LLB (Second Class Upper Honours), University of Nairobi
  • Certified Secretary (CS) (Part I-III)
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Certified Tribunal Secretary (2021)
  • Certified Professional Mediator CPM (MTI) (2021)


  • Law Society of Kenya

  • Young Members Group (YMG), CIArb Kenya


Fixed term contracts - What they don't tell you
4 July 2022 Employment Law

Fixed term contracts - What they don't tell you

A fixed term contract is a contract of service for a specified period of time. Despite having a clear end date, the Courts in Kenya have held that there are certain instances that an employee can have a legitimate expectation of the renewal of the contract.

A second employer? Understanding the secondment relationship
28 March 2022 Employment Law

A second employer? Understanding the secondment relationship

Secondment refers to any contract that results in the temporary transfer of an employee to another employer or position. In this podcast, Christine Mugenyu and Janette Nyaga analyse the secondment relationship, and particularly the roles of the different employers and the termination of the secondment relationship. This discussion is guided by the recent Court of Appeal Case of Kenya Methodist University v Kaungania & another (Civil Appeal 61 of 2017) and the decision by the Employment and Labour Relations Court in Nyeri in Mary Nyangasi Ratemo & 9 others v Kenya Police Staff Sacco Limited & another [2013] eKLR.

Mental Health at the remote workplace
6 December 2021 Employment Law

Mental Health at the remote workplace

Employers are required to ensure that the workplace is safe and healthy for employees. The COVID-19 pandemic has expanded the workplace to include employees' home where they are working remotely. In this podcast, Christine Mugenyu, an Employment Law expert in the CDH Employment Law practice, and Stephanie Wambui, an Industrial Organisational Psychologist at Knightwise Human Capital, discuss measures employers could introduce to safeguard employees' mental health, while working remotely, from a legal and psychological perspective.

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