Ms. Josephine Oyombe is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya admitted to the Bar in the year 2012. She is currently the Legal Services Manager at Kenya Film Commission. She provides leadership and guidance on legal matters at the Commission. She facilitates drafting of specialized contracts, drafting of policies and guidelines, oversees compliance by the Commission of relevant statutory and regulatory requirements, assists with formulation and implementation of strategies on risk management, litigation records among other duties. She also advises a wide range of the Film Industry Stake holders on Copyright aspects concerning their audio visual products.
She specializes in Intellectual Property Law, Film and Media Law, Legal and Regulatory Compliance as well as policy development. She did her pupilage at the firm of Kairu McCourt Advocates where she worked as an Associate upon her admission to the roll of advocates. She thereafter joined the firm of Sisule, Munyi & Kilonzo Advocates that merged with KN Law LLP where she gained vast experience in Intellectual Property and Commercial Law. She has also worked with Multichoice Kenya on secondment.
In addition to being an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, she is a registered patent agent, She served as a member of the Law Society of Kenya Young Lawyers Committee in 2014-2016. She is currently a member of the Law Society of Kenya- Continuous Professional Development Committee.
Ms. Oyombe is a Certified Corporation Secretary (ICPSK), holds a Master Degree (LLM) in International Trade & Investments Law from University of Nairobi, a Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGD- Kenya School of Law), and a Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) from Moi University. She is also a Certified Patent Agent with Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI) and a Certified Mediator (MTI East Africa). Ms. Oyombe is a member of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) and the East Africa Law Society. She was also nominated by the Law Society of Kenya in 2017 to serve in the Taskforce on Court Annexed Mediation.