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Law educator

Hastings Wilfred Opinya Okoth-Ogendo, Kenyan law educator. Winter Williams scholar Oxford University, 1970-1972; Law and Modernization fellow Yale University, 1973-1976, 76-78.

Background

Okoth-Ogendo, Hastings Wilfred Opinya was born on July 1, 1944 in Kisumu, Kenya. Son of Samuel and Jennifer (Akumu) Okoth-Ogendo.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, University East Africa, Tanzania, 1970. Bachelor of Civil Law, Oxford (England) University, 1972. Doctor of Juridical Science, Yale University, 1978.

Career

Lecturer University Nairobi, Kenya, 1970-1978, senior lecturer Kenya, 1978-1984, associate professor Kenya, 1984-1988, professor public law Kenya, since 1988. Visiting professor Boston University, Massachusetts, 1986, University Florida Law School, 1987, New York University, 1997. Dean faculty of law University Nairobi, 1978-1986, chairman department public law, 1978-1986, director Population Studies and Research Institute, 1986-1990.

Director IPPF Center for African Family Studies, Nairobi, 1990-1994. International consultant to United Nations agencies and governments on agrarian reform systems and legislation, water management, and natural resource use.

Membership

Member Commission for Higher Education, Kenya, since 1986. Member Attorney-General's Task Force on Public Security and Public Order Laws, 1994— member Standing Committee on Human Rights, Kenya, since 1996. Chairman Insurance Appeals Tribunal, Kenya, since 1989, National Council for Population and Development, Kenya, since 1993.

Member International Law Association, Commission on Environmental Law, Commission on Environmental Strategy and Planning, International Association Constitutional Law.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, music, socializing.

Connections

Married Ruth Winnie Adhiambo, August 11, 1977. Children: Niki, Tshazi, Rodney, Wilfred, Anmarie.

father:
Samuel Okoth-Ogendo

mother:
Jennifer (Akumu) Okoth-Ogendo

spouse:
Ruth Winnie Adhiambo

child:
Niki Okoth-Ogendo

child:
Tshazi Okoth-Ogendo

child:
Rodney Okoth-Ogendo

child:
Wilfred Okoth-Ogendo

child:
Anmarie Okoth-Ogendo