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Name: Charles Waweru Gatonye
Firm Name: Waweru Gatonye & Co. Advocates
Country: Kenya
Expertise: Dispute Resolution

Telephone: +254 (20) 2428452/3/4
Fax: +254 (20) 2428450
Email: [email protected]

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Professional Biography:

With over 30 years of experience, founder of the firm & Senior Partner Mr. Charles Waweru Gatonye is widely regarded as a “high-class and outstanding lawyer” in his field of commercial litigation. He graduated from the University of Nairobi in 1974 with L.L. B (Honours). He is also an advocate having worked in the office of the Attorney General and rose to become a deputy to the then Director of Public Prosecutions.

He is a member of the Law Society of Kenya, the National Advocates’ Disciplinary Committee, East Africa Law Society, international Commission of Jurists as well as the International Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is also a Certified Public Secretary. He has had the singular honour to be appointed by His Excellency the President of Kenya as an Assisting Counsel to the just concluded Goldenberg Inquiry investigating the loss of billions of shillings of public funds.

Mr. Gatonye was also appointed by the Central Bank of Kenya as lead counsel to the Commission of Inquiry into the sale and transfer of the Grand Regency, (the Kimunya Commission).

He has a lot of experience in court work and has litigated at the highest levels in our country. Some of the big litigations Mr. Gatonye has handled in the past include Central Bank of Kenya Versus Uhuru Highway Development Authority worth KShs 13.5 billion and Block Hotels Holdings Versus Kamlesh Pattni, again worth billions of shillings. He is currently involved in a number of litigious briefs for the Kenya Revenue Authority relating to unpaid taxes for sums of more than USD 45 million.

Professional Membership: Law Society of Kenya, East Africa Law Society, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.


“Focused, determined, and dedicated to achieving the best results for their clients. The firm has a excellent knowledge of the law, and believes in meticulous preparation of cases. When they handle my case, the timeliness of responses are unparalleled.” ~ Tom Omondi, Attorney

Law Firm:

Established in 1985, we are one of Kenya’s finest commercial practice firms.

Our firm is founded upon client satisfaction. We continue to strive to improve the service we offer and, where appropriate, we work with our clients to establish agreed service standards. We give individual attention to each case & transaction and work as teams of individuals dedicated to give excellent service to our clients.

The 5-partner firm comprises of 14 lawyers, 5 para-legals and a professional, experienced and dedicated administrative team giving good client care, research capacity and service delivery. Below are some of our highly experienced team members.