DR. LINDA MUSUMBA

Name      :  Dr. Linda Musumba

Position :  Principal – DLM

Email      :  linda.musumba@dlm-advocates.com

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Admissions

Advocate – High Court of Kenya

Memberships

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.

Education

  • 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

Recent Publications

Profile

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.