Mitullah Shako and Associates Advocates is proud to announce that Mr. Gilbert Mitullah Omware, our Managing Partner, has been nominated as the ‘Lawyer of the year’ in the 4th Edition of the Nairobi Legal Awards, 2021 dubbed “The Phoenix Edition”. This nomination comes as a well-deserved recognition of his outstanding standard of practice and legal service delivery in the legal field this year.

Gilbert is passionate about criminal law and criminal justice reform in Kenya, with a particular interest in the right to legal representation and how this affects fair trial and access to justice. He founded the Africa Justice and Restoration Trust (AJAR) in 2019, which offers pro bono legal representation for remand prisoners in Kenya’s prisons. In his work there, he has helped to secure the release of wrongfully imprisoned people. In addition, Gilbert presently serves as the Chairperson of the Association of Pro Bono Criminal Lawyers of Kenya. He continues to help the vulnerable and poor through his significant contributions in the strategic litigation practice in Kenya.

Congratulations to Mr. Gilbert Mitullah Omware for his nomination and may he continue paving the way as a changemaker in Kenya’s Criminal Justice System.

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