Wilfred Ngunjiri Nderitu
Chair of the Board
Our Board Chair, Wilfred Nderitu SC, was called to the Kenyan Bar in 1989 and was conferred with the rank of Senior Counsel by the President of the Republic of Kenya in 2020. He holds an MA degree from The Fletcher School of Law, Tufts University, Massachusetts, as well as an LLB (Hons) degree from the University of Nairobi and a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law.
Since 2015, Wilfred has been the Convenor of the Law Society of Kenya’s Criminal Justice Committee. In 2017, he was appointed as a Member of the Committee on Criminal Justice Reforms of the National Council on the Administration of Justice (NCCJR) by the then Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya (the Hon. David Maraga, CJ) and was then elected as the Committee’s Vice-Chairperson at its first meeting. In 2019, he was appointed as a Member of the National Council on the Administration of Justice’s (NCAJ) Committee Against Corruption, and also as Chairperson of the Legal, Regulatory and Policy Committee of the Multisectoral Forum Against Corruption set up by the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) following the 1st Kenya National Anti-Corruption Conference held in January 2019. Since 2019, he has also been serving as a Member of the Committee on Active Case Management in Criminal Cases, which brings together various stakeholders in the criminal justice sector.
Wilfred has previously taught Criminal Law at Strathmore University and served as Chair of the Governing Council of the Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ-Kenya) and as a Member of the Task Force on Judicial Reforms which, among other things, successfully made recommendations for the inclusion of constitutional provisions for the entrenchment of an independent Judiciary in Kenya in the country’s 2010 Constitution. He currently serves in non-paid leadership positions in various organizations, including ActionAid International Kenya (AAIK), Alliance Française de Nairobi, Sarakasi Trust and the African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC).
Wilfred’s areas of professional interest include Constitutional Law, Business and Human Rights, (International and Municipal) Criminal Law, Environmental Justice, and Complex and Mass Tort Litigation. He has extensive litigation experience gained through trial practice in local and international courts and tribunals.