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FRANCIS NJIHIA KABURU

C/O KIANGARI SECONDARY SCHOOL, P.O. BOX 66, KANGARI


PHONE 0721-703770 E-MAIL: franciskaburu@yahoo.com

PERSONAL Nationality: Kenyan.


INFORMATION Date of Birth: 9th September 1985.
Languages: English, Swahili, Kikuyu, Kiembu.
OBJECTIVE To gain a wealth of experience and to use the acquired experience in
making significant and lasting contributions in a learning institution,
where my skills will be utilized while contributing to the growth of the
institution.

KEY COMPETENCE An influential youth worker with strong problem solving, analytical and
listening capability. Ability to multitask and prioritize while attending to
details thus being effective in high-pressure situations and good
leadership skills. Effective communication skills, fluent in English and
Kiswahili.

EDUCATION December 2011 to date


Candidate PhD in Law at University of Nairobi.

2011 June to date


Student on private study registered with KASNEB for;
Certified Public Secretary.

2011 January to Nov 2011


Kenya School of Law
Post-Graduate Diploma in Law

2009 September to 2010 November


Masters of Laws (LL.M) degree.
Area of specialization: Public Finance and Financial Services Law.

2004-August 2008: University of Nairobi


Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree.
Second Class Honors Upper Division

2002-2003: Strathmore University


Strathmore Universitys Certificate in Information Technology and The
Institute for the Management of Information Systems (IMIS) Diploma
in Information Technology

1999-2002: Nguviu Boys High School


Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K. C. S. E.)
Attained mean grade of A- (minus).

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1995-1997: Kamuthatha Boarding Primary School
Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (K. C. P. E.),
Attained 540 marks out of 700, grade A (Minus).

WORK EXPERIENCE Nov 2012- date


Lecturer (Full-time): University of Nairobi- School of Law
Duties
Lectured law in the following undergraduate units:
Bankruptcy and Commercial Securities
Tax Law
Capital Markets and Securities Law
Sale of Gods and Agency
Energy Law

May 2012- Apr 2013


Lecturer (Part-time): Kenyatta University- School of Law
Duties
Lectured law in the following undergraduate units:
Social Foundations of Law
Islamic Law
East African Regional Law
Customary Law in Kenya
Law of Business Associations

May 2012- Nov 2012


Lecturer (Part time): Kibabii University College
Duties
Lectured Law in the following undergraduate unit
BBM 106: Business Law I
BCB 207: Business Law II
Criminal Law
Philosophy of Law
Introduction to Kenyan Law and Kenyan Legal Systems

September 2011- Nov 2012


Lecturer (Part time): Masinde Muliro University of Science and
Technology
Duties
Lectured Law in the following undergraduate units
Business Law,
Banking Law and Practice,
Labour Law,
Financial Law,
Meetings Law and Procedure,
Company Law,
Company Secretarial and Administrative Law,
Procurement Law.

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Lectured Law in the following postgraduate units
Business Law for MBA students
Legal Environment of Employment in Kenya for MSc. Human
Resource students

January 2012 May 2012


Lecturer (Part time): Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and
Technology
Duties
Lectured Law in the following undergraduate unit
HBC 2112/HPS 2204: Business Law I
HPS 2241: Business Law II
HLG 0201: Introduction to Local Governance, Devolution and
Structures

Lectured Law in the following postgraduate unit


HEPL 3106: Legal Issues in Purchasing and Supply Management for
MSc Procurement and Logistics students

September 2009- November 2009; January 2011- December 2011


Lecturer (Part time)- Oshwal College
Duties
Lectured Law in the following units
Corporate and Business Law- ACCA
Principles of Business Law- ABE
Developing Contracts in Purchasing and Supplies- CIPS
Legal Aspects of Purchasing -CIPS
ACCA is a Chartered Course whose graduands are awarded BSc
Accounting (Hons) from Oxford Brookes University in the UK. This
University is accredited by Commission for Higher Education in Kenya

January 2010 to Sep 2011


Lecturer (part-time): Lord Diplocks Training Centre.
An examination centre for Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), University of
London.
Duties
Lectured Law to Bachelor of Law (LL.B) students in the following units
Constitutional Law
Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
Public Law
Commercial Law
Contracts
Torts

September 2009 to September 2011


Lecturer (part-time)- Cornerstone Institute
Duties

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Lectured Law in the following units
Corporate and Business Law- ACCA
- Torts
- Company Law
- Contracts Law
- Common Law Institutions
- Employment Law
- Agency and Partnerships Law
ACCA is a Chartered Course whose graduands are awarded BSc
Accounting (Hons) from Oxford Brookes University in the UK. This
University is accredited by Commission for Higher Education in Kenya.

June 2010-December 2010


Legal researcher- Interim Independent Constitutional Dispute
Resolution Court.
Duties
Report writing on various issues.
Writing analytical summaries of written argument or evidence and
assessing arguments in the light of academic legal literature and case
law;
Carrying out detailed research on particular topics;
Preparing pre-hearing memoranda, media summaries and opinions as
well as identifying key issues in matters to be heard;
Assisting the judge in court;
Taking detailed notes of oral argument during hearings;
Assisting the judge in court-related work such as committees,
organisational work and international human-rights work;
Cite-checking draft judgments before delivery;
Taking part in various clerks' committees;
Administration of court papers and case management;

August 2008- July 2009


Campus Staff in the Short Term Experience in Ministry (STEM)
program in Fellowship Of Christian Unions (FOCUS.)
Duties
Identifying the training needs of the Christian Unions.
Recommending and offering the required training.
One to one and group counselling.
Planning, arranging and holding seminars and conferences.
Resource mobilization.
Leadership training.
Discipleship and mentorship of students.
Speaking in Christian Union Meetings.

Jan Mar 2007


Evangelism Assistant, Deliverance Church Langata.
Duties
Organizing evangelism crusades.

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Door-Door evangelism and home visitations.
Discipleship program assistant coordinator.
New-believers class assistant.
Other general office duties.
October 2006-January 2007
Clinical attachment at Embu Law Courts as a Pupil attached to Senior
Principal Magistrate, L.W. Gitari.

Duties
Assisting the Magistrate in drafting of judgments and rulings.
Researching on matters coming in court.
Nov 2005
Polling/counting clerk, Kigumo Constituency
Duties
Supervising voting procedures.
Assisting voters to cast their votes.
Counting and tallying the votes after voting is over.
Sept Nov 2005
Civic Education Facilitator; Constitution of Kenya Review
Commission (CKRC), Embu District (Sept Nov 2005).
Duties
Carried out civic education on the then Proposed New Constitution
of Kenya prior to the November 2005 Referendum.

May-July 2003, Nov 2003-Aug 2004


Merchandiser, Mount Kenya Bottlers.
Duties
Merchandising coolers.
Market auditing.
Market execution.
Postering.
General market surveys.
Creating and maintaining shelf and floor displays.
Keeping records of route selling using truck record books.
Collecting orders and forwarding them to distributors.
Allocation and re-allocation of company assets.

SPECIAL SKILLS Excellent inter-personal and communication skills.


Keen observational and analytical skills.
Creativity and originality.
Sound planning and organizational capabilities.
Reliable, dependable, decisive and results-driven.
Task-oriented team player.
Excellent research skills (Have studied Legal Research and Writing,
and done a research project)
Proficiency in using Microsoft office (Excel, Access, Word,

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PowerPoint and Outlook) to research, analyze, organize and present
information.
Quick learner.

ACTIVITIES AND University of Nairobi


RESPONSIBILITIES Member of the Debaters Forum, a Parklands-based student debating
society.
Participated in the 1st East Africa Law Students Moot Court
Competition and Conference at Moi University in July 2005.
Legal Aid clinics organized by the Students Association for Legal Aid
and Research (SALAR)-UoN.
Nguviu Boys High School
House Captain, 2000-2001.
Debating and Journalism Clubs, 2000-2001.
Member of Drama Club. Participated in drama competition and
Music Festivals up to Provincial level 2000-2001.
Member of science club. Participated in Science Congress up to
National level 2001-2002.

PUBLICATIONS University of Nairobi Law Journal, ELECTRONIC BANKING IN


KENYA: TOWARDS A PRINCIPLE BASED REGULATION in
the 2012, Commercial Law Journal Edition.

Africa Nazarene University Law Journal, FISCAL


DECENTRALIZATION IN KENYA AND SOUTH AFRICA: A
COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS in 2013 International Comparative
Law Journal Edition

RESEARCH Master of Laws (LL.M) Thesis, BRANCHLESS BANKING:


TOWARDS A PRINCIPLE BASED REGULATORY
FRAMEWORK. Completed November 2010.

THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN CHRISTIAN UNIONS AND THE


LOCAL CHURCHES: A CASE STUDY OF PWANI REGION CUs.
Research Paper Submitted in Partial fulfilment of the STEM
requirements at FOCUS. Completed 2009 August.

Research Assistant for OMONDI SCHOLASTICA AWINO


OLLANDO in her PhD (UoN) thesis; THE IMPLICATIONS OF
THE ADVESARIAL LEGAL SYSTEMS PROCEDURES TO
THE SPECIAL NEEDS OF CHILD VICTIMS OF SEXUAL
ABUSE: THE CASE OF SELECTED CHILDREN COURTS IN
KENYA. I was in charge of data collection in Mombasa Station, and
assisted in data analysis. Finished data collection in October 2010 but
thesis continuing.
HOBBIES
Reading and writing.
Debating and Public Speaking.

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Traveling and seeking adventure.
Community work and youth development.
Swimming.

REFEREES 1. Mr. Fredrick Njehu Kiongera,


Chairman, Department of Business Management,
Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology,
P.O. Box 190- 50100,
KAKAMEGA.
Mobile Phone No: 0722 990 854

2. Dr. Kiarie Mwaura,


Chairman, Commercial Law Department,
School of Law, University of Nairobi,
P. O. Box 30197-00100,
NAIROBI.
Mobile Phone: 0725 365 849

3. Elly Ochieng Ndiao,


Director of Students Ministry,
Fellowship of Christian Unions (FOCUS),
P.O. Box 781-00618,
RUARAKA.
Mobile Phone : 0714 222 528.
0734 374 155.
Email : crisellus@yahoo.com