The Partners


Jackie Oyuyo Githinji

Jackie’s passion lies in negotiating and structuring transactions for mutually rewarding outcomes. She also bought into the hype about ‘time being money’ so two cents in and a hundred shillings out is a decent investment in her book. What this means for you as our client is that she will invest as much time with you as required to enable you articulate your specific needs, and that she will work with you to get results. She’s also committed to making organisations tick – demystifying corporate governance in a way that makes sense for each entity that she deals with – and is adept at tackling regulatory compliance.

Jackie has had considerable experience in a broad range of corporate advisory matters ranging from shareholder negotiations; capital raising and legal due diligence. In addition to her legal and corporate secretarial qualifications, she is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Certified Mediator, and holds an MBA in Global Technology Management.

She is also accredited as a Mediator by the Judiciary,and is an accredited Governance Auditor duly certified by the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK).

Jackie’s career began at Walker Kontos Advocates and she was admitted to the Bar in 2001. She has since held various positions in diverse sectors including real estate; the non-profit sector; and financial services having served as Group Company Secretary of the Jubilee Group overseeing the Group’s insurance and related operations in Eastern Africa and Mauritius, and as Company Secretary and Head of Legal Services at Family Bank Limited.

She also serves as a Non-Executive Director on various Boards including Non- Profit Organizations and State Corporations.

She’s also a dedicated Bikram Yogi … look it up

Jackie Oyuyo Githinji

Reba Chabeda - Ouko

Reba holds a Master of Laws Degree in Commercial Law from the University of Cape Town and is also a Certified Public Accountant in addition to her legal and secretarial qualifications. This has no doubt put her head and shoulders above others in her field.

Reba’s stellar academic qualifications have been buttressed by practical experience at the highest level of legal and secretarial practice. After admission to the Bar in 2006, Reba has worked within the East African Region in a legal and company secretarial capacity in various industries including Property Development and Real Estate, Oil Marketing, Cement Manufacture, Banking and Insurance. Having worked within corporations, Reba has the ability to translate a client’s legal problem into workable and legally compliant business solutions that allow business people carry on their daily operations stress free.

Reba’s forte at Umsizi LLP is in the areas of Corporate Governance, Legal Compliance, Property and Commercial Law Transactions .

She is part of the ICPSK Task Force involved in drafting and implementing the Governance Standards and Audit Guidelines in Kenya, and is also an accredited Governance Auditor .

She enjoys sharing knowledge and experiences by conducting seminars addressing various topical issues affecting legal and governance professionals.

When not on the clock, Reba likes to think she knows a little about everything under the sun, but mostly she enjoys a good book, travelling around and about, and runs around her neighbourhood in the name of exercise.

We look forward to doing business with you!

Reba Chabeda