Advocate – High Court of Kenya
Law Society of Kenya
Positions of Service
- Member of the Law Reform and Constitutional Implementation Committee – Law Society of Kenya;
- Chairperson of the Council of Great Lakes University of Kisumu
- Member of the Governing Council of the National Crime Research Centre.
- Member of the Board of Transparency International, Kenya Chapter; Kituo Cha Sheria; and Katiba Institute.
- University of Birmingham, UK – PhD Law
- University of Warwick, UK – Masters in Law
- Kenya School of Law – Bar Examinations
- University of Nairobi, School of Law – Bachelor of Laws Degree
- Co-Editor of Book titled, ‘Balancing the Scales of Electoral Justice: 2013 Kenyan Election Disputes Resolution and Emerging Jurisprudence’, (2016) Edited by Dr Collins Odote and Dr Linda Musumba, International Development Law Organization (IDLO)
- Author of Book Chapter titled, ‘Best Foot Forward: A Critical Assessment of the Lawyering Demonstrated During the 2013 Presidential Election Petition in Kenya’, published in ‘Balancing the Scales of Electoral Justice: 2013 Kenyan Election Disputes Resolution and Emerging Jurisprudence’, (2016) Edited by Dr Collins Odote and Dr Linda Musumba, International Development Law Organization (IDLO)
- Author of Book Chapter titled, ‘The Case for Comprehensive Scenario Building as a Means for Pre-Testing the Articles of a Proposed Constitution to Ensure Viability Post Promulgation: A Case Study of Kenya.’ Published in, ‘Constitution-Building in Africa, (2015) Edited by: Jaap de Visser, Nico Steytler, Derek Powell and Ebenezer Durojaye,Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape
Dr Musumba is the founding Dean of Kenyatta University School of Law (KUSOL) having returned from her Doctorate studies in constitutional law at the University of Birmingham, UK. Since relinquishing the Deanship, she continues to teach law at KUSOL and in particular Constitutional Law, Electoral Law, East African Regional Law, as well as oversees the Law School’s Judicial Attachment Programme that has received wide acclaim. Dr Musumba has carried out research and consultancies for several local, regional and international organization and has been consulted widely by both state and non-state actors with regard to various matters that pertain to constitutional law, electoral law, law and gender, as well as regional integration.
Dr Musumba now combines the rich experience gained from teaching law with the skills required in a typical legal firm. While DLM Advocates undertakes the regular and routine work that law firms usually do, it is oriented more towards legal research as is evident in the profile of the firm. Currently, the firm is undertaking an interesting study on the rate of compliance of county assemblies and county executives with the law regarding their composition following the 2013 General Elections. It is anticipated that the findings of this study will be useful to the various agencies and entities responsible for the 2017 General Elections, the respective county assemblies and county executives and the public at large.
Through her involvement in the various social change oriented institutions as well as the University, Dr. Musumba has been able to use the approaches brought to bear in these types of environments to the work within the law firm. Indeed, many a client today has diversified types of legal work to be undertaken beyond what has widely been associated as work in a legal firm.