Hon. Onesmus Kipchumba Murkomen, EGH

Senior Partner

Hon. Onesmus Kipchumba Murkomen, EGH

  • Position: Senior Partner
  • Experience: 20 years
  • Location: 4th Avenue Towers, 21st Floor, Left wing, 4th Ngong Avenue, Nairobi
  • Email: info@smsadvocates.co.ke
  • Phone: 254757954852

Hon. Murkomen is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with over 15 years’ experience in transacting for proactive clients, public policy and legislative drafting. He has been at the forefront of the development of legislation and policy projects reflecting the growing sophistication and flexibility of cardinal areas of law and regulation. Besides being a Partner at the Firm, Murkomen has served as a Member of Parliament, in the Senate, for Elgeyo-Marakwet County rising up the ranks as Deputy Leader of Majority and Leader of Majority in the House, and currently the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Roads and Transport. Due to his engagement at the moment, Murkomen is on prorogation from the Firm. 

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Master of Laws (LLM)-American University’s Washington College of Law, Washington DC, USA. 
  • Master of Laws (LLM)-University of Pretoria, Pretoria South Africa. (Graduated with Distinction)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Law Kenya School of Law (Advocates Training Programme).
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B),Faculty of Law, University of Nairobi, Second Class (Upper Division).
  • Certificate in African Leadership and Globalization Dar es laam University (Tanzania), Makerere University (Uganda), University of Nairobi (Kenya) and University of California Los Angeles Coordinated by Uongozi East Africa Institute – Passed with Distinction

Professional Experience 

  • Senate, Leader of Majority and Chairman, Devolution committee at the senate 2013-2015.
  • Adjunct Lecturer, University of Nairobi, School of Law.
  • Lecturer, Moi University, School of Law. 
  • Member, Task Force on Devolved Government- 2011
  • Associate, Manchester Trade Limited (Washington DC)
  • Researcher- Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington DC).

Professional Membership

  • Law Society of Kenya.
  • International Commission of Jurists – Africa Section.
  • East Africa Law Society.