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 18: Companies (Beneficial Ownership) Regulations 2020

Host:
Andrew Njenga – Advocate, GVA

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

Guest:
Michael Njuguna – Corporate & Commercial, GVA

We are discussing the Companies (Beneficial Ownership) Regulations 2020 with our very own Corporate & Commercial associate, Michael Njuguna. We also have Annette Kwamboka Akama making her debut as our Podcast Co-host!

Ep 17: Retirement Benefits (Mortgage Loans) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

Host:
Andrew Njenga – Advocate, GVA

Guest:
Annette Akama – Employment & Pensions, GVA

Today we switch gears from family law to our emerging legislation series and we begin with the Retirement Benefits (Mortgage Loans) (Amendment) Regulations 2020. Find out what this amendment says with regards to purchasing a residential house.

Ep 16: Division of Matrimonial Property

Host:
Andrew Njenga – Advocate, GVA

Guest:
Angela Munga Mwadumbo – Managing Partner – Mwadumbo & Co. Advocates

We continue with our #familylaw series and tackle what happens after a couple gets divorced. We discuss how matrimonial property is divided and what actually constitutes matrimonial property.

Ep 15: Earth Day

Host:
Andrew Njenga – Advocate, GVA

Guest:
Dr. Musonda Mumba – Director, UNDP

We are celebrating Earth Day on this podcast and discussing the importance of playing our role in the conservation of our environment. We are honored to host Dr. Musonda Mumba, Director UNDP- Sustainable Development, Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) expert to discuss this important subject.

Ep 14: Divorce

Host:
Andrew Njenga – Advocate, GVA

Guest:
Kevin Walumbe – Legal Officer FIDA

We continue with our family law series and today we are talking about Divorce. We host Kevin Walumbe, an advocate of the High Court of Kenya working for the Federation of Women Lawyers in Kenya- FIDA.

Ep 13: Digital Services Tax

Host:
Andrew Njenga – Advocate, GVA

There has been a lot of talk around the DST and what it holds for those in the digital marketplace. In this episode, we tackle this tax both from the legal side as well as the more practical applications.

Ep 12: Succession

Host:
Andrew Njenga – Advocate, GVA

Guest:
Roseline Njogu – Co-Founder and Partner -Lexlink Consulting

In this episode, we talk about the importance of succession planning and the types of wills recognized by Kenyan law. Our panelists discuss the consequences of dying without having a will.

Ep 11: International Women’s Day

Host:
Andrew Njenga – Advocate, GVA

Guest:
Crystal Asige – Singer/ Songwriter

On this episode, we host singer/ songwriter Crystal Asige as we honor all women as we celebrate International Women’s Day.

Ep 10: Adoption

Host:
Andrew Njenga – Advocate, GVA

Guest:
Virginia Shanice Kimenyi – Kimenyi & Company Advocates

Muteru Njama – Managing Trustee- Change Trust Adoption Agency

In this episode, we tackle Adoption, the definition, process, and requirements of legal adoption in Kenya, and what to expect when considering adopting a child.

Ep 9: World Cancer Day 2021

Host:
Andrew Njenga – Advocate, GVA

Guest:
Waithera Kabiru – Co-founder of Second Chances Organization

As we commemorate #WCD2021, we host Waithera Kabiru of Second Chances Foundation, a cancer advocacy organization to discuss how we can best support vulnerable cancer patients through raising funds for treatment and providing economic empowerment advice.

Ep 8: Marriage

Host:
Andrew Njenga – Advocate, GVA

Guest:
Leah Kiguatha-Lead – Counsel Kiguatha & Company Advocates

In this episode we delve into the legal definition of marriage, the process of registration of a marriage and the types of marriage in Kenya. Are traditional ceremonies and come-we-stay relationships considered as marriages in the eyes of the law?

Ep 7: Bar & Bench

Host:
Andrew Njenga – Advocate, GVA

Guest:
Hon. Lady Justice Jacqueline Kamau – Judge, High Court Of Kenya
Kananu Mutea – Partner & Head of Dispute Resolution , GVA

In this episode, we have the privilege of hearing from a member of the Judiciary. We discuss the general structure of courts in Kenya, access to justice in Kenya, the judicial digital strategy including virtual court sessions and e-filing of documents. We delve into the challenges that both the bar and bench have faced due to the effects of the corona virus and the migration and integration from physical to digital litigation.

Ep 6: Harassment & HR Policy

Host:
Andrew Njenga – Advocate, GVA

Guest:
Charity Jones – Global Lead HRBP At Wikimedia Foundations
Hazel Okoth – IP & Counterfeit, GVA

In this episode we look at harassment and HR policy. We delve into what harassment in the work place is and the consequences of harassment in line with the HR policy. We also discuss the process of lodging a harassment complaint, how complaints should be investigated and how the employer can ensure the safety of their employees when it comes to harassment. We also talk about discrimination and whether it amounts to harassment in the workplace and how organizations can sensitize their staff about unconscious bias.

Ep 5: Work Injury Benefits Act (WIBA)

Host:
Andrew Njenga – Advocate, GVA

Guest:
Caroline Nekesa – Public Relation & Marketing Manager, AAR Insurance
Terry Muhoro – Regional Sales Manager, UAP Old Mutual

In this episode, we discuss the Work Injury Benefits Act (WIBA) including employers requirements and the employee benefits under the act. We further discuss what injuries are covered under the act. We also discuss the procedure of making a claim under the act.

Ep 4: Employment & Labor Relations

Host:
Andrew Njenga – Advocate, GVA

Guest:
Boaz Musandu – Deputy Labor Commissioner, Nairobi Couty
Kananu Mutea – Partner & Head of Dispute resolution Department, GVA
Mrs. Stella Ojango – Partner & Head of Nairobi Office, GVA

In this episode, we discuss the labor office established under the Directorate of Labor in the Ministry of Labor. From the functions to the role of the labor office. We further discuss the complaints process with the labor officer and the process of dealing with the complaints and what follows after a complaint has been lodged and dealt with.

Ep 3: Employment & Labor Relations

Host:
Andrew Njenga – Advocate, GVA

Guest:
Irene Kashindi – Partner at Munyao, Muthama & Kashindi Advocates (MMK)
Vincent Oweya – Advocate, Dispute Resolution at GVA

In this episode, we look at the jurisdiction of the Employment and Labor Relations Court (ELRC). From the procedure of filing a claim before the ELRC, to how hearings are conducted before that court. We further discuss Alternative Dispute Resolutions(ADR) in the employment field and the basic details that an employment contract should address with regards to termination.

Ep 2: Covid-19 Impact

Host:
Andrew Njenga – Advocate, GVA

Guest:
Anthony Ndirangu – Research Director at Research 8020 Limited
Mrs. Stella M. Ojango – Partner, GVA

In this episode, we delve into the rights of employees and employers due to the effects of corona virus. Millions of people in Kenya have lost their jobs due to the pandemic. On the flip side, working from home is the new norm. We discuss the effects that the corona virus has done on the employment from what the employers need to implement to allow for working from home to be a success, to unpaid leave, to termination of employment and redundancy.

Ep 1: Employment Contract

Host:
Andrew Njenga – Advocate, GVA

Guest:
Daniel Odhiambo – Senior Advocate, GVA
Hazel Okoth – Advocate, GVA

In this episode, we discuss the elements of an employment contract. The relationship between an employer and employee is enshrined in an employment contract. From the employment contract, all the terms, obligations, rights of both parties, benefits of the employee among others are listed. These include working hours, job description, remuneration and leave entitlement to name a few.