Legal Counsel I Job in Kenya


Duties and responsibilities

  • Conduct legal duties on the applicable domestic and international law;
  • Review and analyze different issues pertaining to criminal, civil, investments and trade law;
  • Adjudication of cases related to the privatization process, commercial transactions between patties, ownership claims, negotiation between parties and liquidation procedures;
  • Draft legal documents, letters to parties, advisories on orders decisions and judgements, and pleadings;
  • Undertaking research on assigned legal issues,
  • Analyzing research data and compiling reports;
  • Preparing preliminary legal documents/instruments and liaising with the County Attorney;
  • Advising on various legal policy issues;
  • Coordinating the activities of the county court;
  • Developing county legislation including review of draft bills, research on various pieces of legislation and departmental advisory on the legislative drafting;
  • Attending court to represent the county or any of the County Government Entities;
  • Undertaking conveyancing duties;
  • Preparing legal opinions and reviewing county legislation;
  • Ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, human rights, transparency,
  • accountability, ethics and integrity and organizing stakeholders’ consultations; and
  • Any lawful other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the County Attorney.

Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a Kenyan citizen;
  • Bachelors of Laws (LLB) from a recognized university;
  • Post graduate diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law;
  • Master’s degree is an added advantage;
  • At least five (5) years’ Post Admission work experience;
  • Must be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya of good standing;
  • Certificate in Computer Applications;
  • Demonstrate understanding of and commitment to the values and principles outlined in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution
  • Satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity

How To Apply

Applications should be submitted through our online recruitment portal available on our website: or through the link on or before 8th July 2024 at 5.00 p.m.

NOTE: No manual applications will be accepted.

Those with foreign Degrees should have them authenticated by Commission for Higher Education (CHE). In addition, during the interview, they will be required to submit their academic certificates authenticated by Issuing Institutions to the Board.

P.O. BOX 7792-40100, KISUMU