Gladys Wamaitha has over Twenty (20) years’ experience and is an expert in Commercial, Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution. She believes everyone is entitled to an even playing field and every dispute can be resolved if it is managed efficiently, professionally and is cost-effective. She is a holder of a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree, Post graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law, an Accredited Mediator with the Kenyan Judiciary and is currently pursuing a Masters of Arts degree in Human Rights at the University of Nairobi. Based on her experience, she was selected to participate on behalf of FIDA-Kenya in the Strategic Litigation Committee to formulate the strategy, research, data collection and drafting of the pleadings in the landmark case of the “160 Girls” Meru Petition No. 8 of 2012 which set precedence on how Gender Based violence cases are handle from the point of reporting at the Police Station to prosecution in a Court of Law.
In 2017 she was appointed by the Mediation Accreditation Committee of the Kenyan Judiciary to train and equip the Senior Judiciary Staff on the process of Mediation with the introduction of the Court Annexed Mediation Pilot Program as a form of dispute resolution as encompassed in Article 159 of the Kenyan Constitution 2010.
Based on her strong work ethics and a clear dedication to the rule of law she successively filed Petition No. 347 of 2015 “Y” versus The AG and two others to challenge the excessive acts of the Police in the manner in which they conducted the search on a high school student and posting her nude photographs on social media which went viral thus violating her fundamental rights that are guaranteed under the Kenyan Constitution 2010. Judgment was entered for the Petitioner in the sum of Kenya Shillings Four Million (Kshs. 4 million).
Her opinions are well thought out and clearly articulated as she sits as a Representative of the Law Society of Kenya at the Disciplinary Committee since February 2012 to 2015 and February 2018 to date where she has serves diligently. She’s persistent and as a leader and a member of the LSK Disciplinary Tribunal initiated collaboration between the Advocates Complaints Commission, the LSK Disciplinary Committee and the Kenya School of Law geared to enhance the ethical standards of the Legal profession by giving lectures on the practical approach to Professional Ethics and the Disciplinary System to the students.
Gladys Wamaitha is dependable and pays careful attention to detail as a result of which in 2012 she was appointed a Private Prosecutor and handled the “Justice for Liz” Busia Criminal Case No. 1924 of 2013 Republic versus Dismas Otieno and 2 others wherein the accused were convicted for gang rape.