Wairimu Karanja

Wairimu Karanja is Director and lead consultant at Wairimu & Co. She has over 10 years’ legal experience and has previously worked in leading Kenyan and international law firms.

Wairimu has been recognized as a future leader in Who’s Who Legal (WWL) Arbitration.

Wairimu’s advisory work has spanned several countries and sectors, including: advice to SMEs in Kenya; co-ordination of telecommunication M&A advice in 15 countries in Africa; wind and solar power project advice in Kenya; mining project advice in Kenya and South Sudan; oil refinery and project advice in East Africa; electricity mini-grid advice in Kenya; private equity advice in Mauritius; real estate investment advice relating to the Ivory Coast; and international arbitration representation in Tanzania, UK and Mozambique.

Wairimu holds a Master’s Degree in Energy Law and Policy (LLM, Distinction) from the University of Dundee’s Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP). She is a member of: The Law Society of Kenya; The Energy Institute; The Kenya Renewable Energy Association (KEREA); Women in African Power (a Power Africa Initiative); Association of Women in the Extractive Industries in Kenya (AWEIK); and Legal and Business Women for Africa (LABFA).