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Clerk of The Senate

Clerk of The Senate

Mr. Jeremiah M. Nyegenye, CBS is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a Certified Public Secretary. He is a member of the Law Society of Kenya, the Institute of Certified Secretaries of Kenya, and the Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists. Mr. Nyegenye is a member of the East African Law Society and the Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel.

He joined the Parliamentary Service in 2007, tasked to establish a legal office in the National Assembly and later served as the inaugural Director of Legal Services. On 11th October, 2012 he was appointed as the Clerk of the Senate and the Secretary to the Parliamentary Service Commission.

Mr. Jeremiah Nyegenye is an alumnus of the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford where he attended the Executive Public Leaders Programme in 2019. He holds both a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Master of Laws degree (majoring in Public International Law) from the University of Nairobi and a Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. In addition, he holds Certificates in Legislative Drafting from the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies of the University of London, the International Legislative Drafting Institute, New Orleans and the International Law Institute.

In his career as a legal professional, Mr. Nyegenye has been privileged to participate in major legislative drafting assignments in Kenya and elsewhere in Africa and was part of the team which drafted the Proposed Constitution of Kenya, 2005 and the Constitution of Kenya of 2010. He also served as Secretary to the Committee of Eminent Persons on the Review of the Constitution of Kenya.

At the onset of his career, Mr. Nyegenye had a stint as a private legal practitioner and as a law lecturer at a number of institutions of higher learning. He also served for a decade as a Parliamentary Counsel in the Office of the Attorney-General, and later as a Programme Officer for the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission.

Mr. Nyegenye has worked extensively on the legislative process in Kenya and in various African countries and has, since 2011 served as the patron of the Africa Colloquium of Legal Counsel to Parliaments. In addition, he has worked as a Legislative Drafting Consultant to the Government of Kenya and to a number of other governmental and non-governmental organisations.