GVA LEGAL PODCAST

OVERVIEW

GVA Legal podcast is a bi-monthly podcast with an eye towards law practice in the larger African economy and how to get useful & current information. Each episode will feature an interview with knowledgeable lawyers and professionals from different sectors who help demystify topical issues. As the tagline suggests ‘Let’s get real’, the conversations will be candid, in-depth and professional.

Ep 27: Change of Name

Host:
Louisa Matu-Mureithi – GVA

Guest:
Winnie Aluoch – Advocate, GVA

Have you ever wanted to change your name? Listen in and find out the legal process of changing your name in Kenya.

Ep 26: Cybersecurity

Host:
Louisa Matu-Mureithi – GVA

Co-Host:
Annette Akama – Advocate, GVA

Guest:
Dr. Bright Gameli – Head, Cybersecurity at Dimension Data E.A.

On this episode, we invited Dr. Bright Gameli Mawudor, Head, Managed Cyber Security Services at Dimension Data East Africa, Founder of the Cyber Security collective, Africahackon and a renounced Cybersecurity expert.

Bright discusses the regulatory framework, data breach notifications and incident response mechanisms, the interplay between cybersecurity and data privacy and how cybersecurity plays out in the corporate world and affects us as individuals. He also provides some helpful dos and don’ts to help us stay cyber safe.

Ep 25: The Legal Profession in Kenya: Emerging Areas of the Law

Host:
Joy Impano – Advocate, GVA

Co-Host:
Emmanuel Ouma – Advocate, GVA

Guest:
Eric Theuri – Chair, LSK Nairobi Branch

The practice of law has adapted to our “new” normal through the use of technology.

On this episode, we invited Eric Theuri, the Chairperson of the Law Society of Kenya – Nairobi Branch to give more insight into how these changes and developments in technology have impacted the legal practice in Kenya. We discuss emerging areas of practice, and the training legal professionals should undertake to remain relevant and give practical solutions to their clients in our ever-changing world.

Ep 24: Mental Health at the Workplace: Tools & Strategies for a Better Professional Experience.

Host:
Andrew Njenga – Advocate, GVA

Co-Host:
Annette Akama – Employment & Pensions, GVA

Guest:
Aldo Oluoch-Olunya – Counselling Psychologist

Over the last decade, conversations around mental health have been extensively developed and contextualised with a bid to analyse its effects on economic productivity and national growth. For this episode, we invited Aldo Oluoch-Olunya, a Counselling Psychologist to give us insights on how best to develop tools to cope with the extra-ordinary pressures of our work and social lives.

Aldo discusses the need to have a brave and transparent outlook on mental health in a bid to address the stigma around the subject. This is a great listen for professionals looking to strike a better balance in their lives and improve their mental well-being.

Ep 23: Legal, Social & Economic Intersections of Oil & Gas in Kenya

Host:
Andrew Njenga – Advocate, GVA

Co-Host:
Annette Akama – Employment & Pensions, GVA

Guest:
Ms. Alaka Lugonzo – Extractives Strategist, Oxfam

In this episode we host Alaka Lugonzo, an extractives strategist working with Oxfam in Kenya.
Alaka discusses the legal, social and economic intersections of oil and gas exploration in Kenya and specific pertinent issues such as the legal gaps in the existing regulatory framework that need to be addressed.

We also discuss the role of gender and community involvement in oil and gas extraction and the wider implications of wholesome national involvement in the extractives sector in Kenya.

Ep 22: Intersex Persons’ Rights to Health & Bodily Autonomy

Host:
Andrew Njenga – Advocate, GVA

Co-Host:
Annette Akama – Employment & Pensions, GVA

Guest:
John Chigiti – Senior Counsel

In this episode, we discuss the rights to health and bodily autonomy of Intersex persons. We are honored to host Senior Counsel, John Chigiti to shed light on the challenges faced by Intersex persons and possible ways to address these challenges.

Ep 21: Finance Act 2021 & Its Effects on the Pensions Sector in Kenya

Host:
Andrew Njenga – Advocate, GVA

Guest:
Annette Akama – Employment & Pensions, GVA

The Finance Act, 2021 assented into law on 29th June 2021. The Act has amended various statutes affecting the Pensions Sector and most significantly the Retirement Benefits Act. These amendments were in part to address the challenges highlighted by the Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury and Planning, affecting various stakeholders in the pensions sector. In this episode, we discuss these amendments and their resultant implications on various stakeholders in the pensions sector.

Ep 20: Pre-Adoptive leave

Host:
Annette Akama – Employment & Pensions, GVA

Guest:
Andrew Njenga – Advocate, GVA

In this episode, we discuss the most recent amendment to the Employment Act, introducing Pre-Adoptive Leave for employees going through the process of adopting a child. This milestone 20th Episode is particularly special as our lead host Andrew Njenga is the principal discussant on this new development in the labor regulatory framework in Kenya.

This will be a great listen for employees who have thought of adopting a child or are in the process of adopting. As always we are excited to engage with you on this. Please leave us your comments down below and we look forward to hearing from

Ep 19: Islamic (Sharia) Banking

Host:
Andrew Njenga – Advocate, GVA

Co-Host:
Annette Akama – Employment & Pensions, GVA

Guest:
Khalfan Abdallah – Managing Partner, Abrar Consult

Join Andrew and Annette as we delve into Sharia Banking with our guest Khlafan Abdallah from the Abrar Consult Group.