Education

Increased investment and reforms in education come on the back of strong government investments in the sector, which has created opportunities for private sector players to align themselves with the changing labour requirements, especially at a tertiary level.

 

Our lawyers understand the pressures faced by educational and training organisations and have specialist knowledge to advise on:

  • Administrative/judicial review
  • Dispute resolution & litigation
  • Employment advisory
  • Providing legal opinions
  • Review of contracts and charters
  • Tax dispute

Experience

Recent matters we have worked on include:

  • Providing several legal opinions to the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) regarding amendments to the law, touching on the teachers’ employer – the Teachers Services Commission (TSC) (2012)
  • Representing KNUT in a historic 2015 pay rise dispute against the teachers’ employer, the TSC. (2015)
  • Acting for one of KNUT in a trade dispute against the employer, the TSC, with respect to the historical 2015/2016 nationwide teachers’ strike. (Ongoing)
  • Represented KNUT in litigation arising out of their 1997 pay deal agreement with the TSC. (2016)
  • Advising KNUT in the run-up to the promulgation of the 2010 Kenya Constitution, on matters touching on creation of the TSC, as one of the independent commissions, created under the Constitution. (2009)
  • Advising KNUT on “emergent” devolution issues, under the 2010 Constitution, and particularly on how these issues relate to their recognition agreement with the TSC. (2009)
  • Representing Moi University(the second University to be established in Kenya), in a suit challenging the decision by the Council of Legal Education to close its School of Law. (2015)
  • Advising a regional international school, on Kenyan-related tax matters. (2015)
  • Represented a regional international school, in an income tax dispute at Tax Appeals Tribunal. (Ongoing)
  • Advising and reviewing the draft charter of a private university seeking accreditation in regard to compliance with the newly enacted Universities Act 2013. (2014)

Recent Insights

Praying and learning: Some Constitutional dimensions on the freedom of religion.


Related Services

Conveyancing & Real Estate, Corporate & Commercial and Dispute Resolution

Key Contacts

George Oraro SC
Senior Partner

 

 

E: goraro@oraro.co.ke

John Mbaluto
Partner

 

 

E: john@oraro.co.ke