Ms Ruth Okara is a consultant with Begi’s Law Office and a law graduate of the University of Nairobi. She started her career in the corporate world and rose through the ranks to the position of a Senior Associate at Deloitte & Touché in the Audit and Compliance Department. She has most recently worked with the Law Society of Kenya under their “Supporting Access to Justice for Children in East Africa Programme” partnering with the Canadian Bar Association where she was extensively involved in defending juvenile offenders and educating young people on their rights and responsibilities.
She has also worked with the International Development Law Organization as a researcher in matters of climate change legislation and economic empowerment and has been engaged as a trial observer for public interest cases for institutions such as the American Bar Association
In addition, she has been a consultant in various projects such as human rights, children matters and oil and gas. Ruth has been grooming herself in various areas of law including criminal law, commercial, corporate, succession, children matters, banking and insurance. She also has a grasp of the operational and financial aspects of organizations that handle such matters having worked as an auditor in a very busy firm for over 3 years.
Ruth is an Advocate- in- waiting having completed her training and complied with all
the requirements for admission. In addition to this, she has successfully qualified as
a Certified Public Accountant. She is also a member of the Federation of Women Lawyers – Kenya Chapter. She has wide exposure to both litigation and non litigation
matters. With an academic background in both Accounting and law, she contributes
great value to the firm. Her goal in life is to see justice being made a firm pillar in our
everyday lives because of incremental changes that would be the result of systematic
advocacy that brings about fair legal practices in Kenya and in the world.