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Leonard Githua

Leonard Githua

Senior Associate, IKM Advocates

Leonard Githua assists in prosecuting and defending companies and individuals on a range of claims including, construction contracts, industrial accidents, road traffic accidents, material damage, debt recovery and employment and labor-related claims.

Leonard has worked on a range of cases concerning contracts, negligence, breach of trust, breach of confidence and defamation.

Prior to joining IKM, DLA Piper Africa member firm in Kenya, Leonard was a volunteer at the Student's Association Legal Aid and Research (SALAR).

Experience has included advising:

  • As a team member, a general contractor in a claim involving construction contracts and construction defects
  • As a team member, prosecuting recovery claims for several banking and financial institutions, private entities and individuals
  • As a team member, prosecuting and defending disputes arising from employment and labor-related claims

Professional Qualifications

  • Advocate admitted to the High Court of Kenya (2019)


  • Kenya School of Law, Diploma in Law (2018)
  • University of Nairobi, Bachelor of Laws LL.B. (2016)

Prior Experience

  • 2019 to date, Associate, IKM, DLA Piper Africa member firm in Kenya
  • 2018 to 2019, Pupil, IKM, DLA Piper Africa member firm in Kenya


  • Member of the Law Society of Kenya

How timelines hurt access to justice in public tender cases

In any country's legal system, the ability to access justice is an important part of the social contract. Public procurement law, just like any other field of law, should promote socio-economic development through the fair allocation of resources (including government purchasing). In this article, we will be looking at some of the laws regulating public procurement disputes in Kenya and explaining how some of them might be impeding the goals mentioned above.