MEMBERSHIPS

  • Law Society of Kenya
  • Institute of Certified Public Secretaries Kenya

ADMISSIONS

  • Advocate – High court of Kenya

EDUCATION

  • Kenya School of Law – Bar Qualifying Examinations
  • University of Nairobi (Second Class Honours (Upper Division)
  • Certified Public Secretary (CPS)KASNEB

LANGUAGES

  • English
  • Kiswahili

Rita is an Associate in the Corporate/Commercial department. Her work encompasses property acquisition/disposal and development and advising clients on a wide range of matters ranging from business establishment in Kenya, property laws, property financing, company restructuring, stamp duty planning and general regulatory compliance as well as  reviewing and drafting an extensive range of commercial contracts.


  • Acted for REA Vipingo Plantations Limited in the sale of their properties to Centum Investment Company Limited, following a settlement agreement arising from the contested take-over and de-listing of the company from the Nairobi Securities Exchange.
  • Acted for REA Vipingo Plantations Limited in the sale of the entire issued share capital in Vipingo Estate Limited, following a settlement agreement arising from the contested take-over and de-listing of the company from the Nairobi Securities Exchange.
  • Acted for Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in the sale of their security to recover the loan proceeds in respect of Financing of Jopa Villas LLC, deal value at US$ 9,600,000.
  • Due diligence on regulatory and property law aspects of Barclays Africa Group Limited’s acquisition of majority stake in First Assurance Company Limited.
  • Due diligence on regulatory and property law aspects of Pioneer Foods Pty Limited’s (South Africa) investment in Weetabix East Africa Limited.
  • Acted for a prospective investor in the proposed acquisition of Java Nairobi Limited, involving extensive due diligence and forensics and regulatory and transactional advice; did not proceed to completion.
  • Acted for a prospective investor in the proposed acquisition of Hashi Energy, involving extensive due diligence and forensics and regulatory and transactional advice; did not proceed to completion.
  • Acted for Bawan Limited in its restructuring and reorganization of assets – preparation of transactional documents registration of title documents.
  • Acted for a private client in the share sale of a prime real estate holding company, deal value at US$ 3,645,000.
  • Advising various clients in connection with acquisition of land, land control requirements in respect of agricultural land, amalgamation of land, changes and extensions of user and subdivision including obtaining the necessary approvals from the relevant authorities.
  • Advising various clients in connection with sale or lease of commercial and residential units and setting up property management schemes for commercial and residential developments.
  • Due diligence on property and real estate matters and project finance transactions.
  • Preparation and registration of security documents such as charges, mortgages, debentures and chattel mortgages.
  • Incorporation of companies, registration of business names, preparation of commercial agreements, corporate reorganization and advising on corporate compliance issues.
  • Carrying out legal research on various aspects of the law and providing advice in respect of regulatory and legislative interpretation.

RANKINGS AND ACCOLADES

  • Top Tier Firm 2018
  • IP Stars Tier 1 17 logo 2
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  • Chambers-KS
  • Top-Tier-Firm-2017-Rosette-Web
  • IFLR1000-Top-Tier-Firm-2016
  • IFLR-Energy-Infrastructure-2015-Top-Tier-Firm-Rosette
  • Expert-Guides
  • CorpIntl-Legal-Awards
  • Managing-IP-Rosette
  • WTR-2014