Divinah Ongaki is a Partner at WMC and the Head of Corporate-Commercial Law.
She undertook her article of pupillage at Anjarwalla & Khanna Advocates, a firm she joined in 2014 and subsequently left in 2019 having risen to the level of third level associate. While there, she was exposed to a high caliber both of multi-jurisdictional clientele and transactions – from lenders to private firms across a range of complex transactions from asset acquisitions to securitization transactions.
In early 2019 she joined the MJ Group of Companies as Senior Legal Officer, a position she retained for two years before joining ranks with Joyce Wanjira Mwaniki to establish WMC Law. She credits her time at MJ Group an umbrella of companies including notably Grain Bulk Handlers Limited with ‘opening her eyes to the inner life of companies and the realities of businessmen who don’t want twenty page opinions in legalese and an endless list of case law but real world workable options. It was a learning curve.”
Divinah joined the University of Nairobi in 2008 and graduated with a Bachelor of Law (Second Class Upper Honours) in 2012. In 2013, she obtained a Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. In 2018, she enrolled for and was awarded a Diploma in Economics and Competition from King’s College, London in 2019.
When she’s not working, Divinah enjoys time with family and friends and hiking with her two rottweilers, Woody and Liza.