Our Lead Team

Wairimu Karanja, Director

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Wairimu Karanja is Director and lead consultant at W&Co. She has over 10 years’ legal experience and has previously worked in leading Kenyan and international law firms. 


Wairimu has been recognized as a future leader in Who’s Who Legal (WWL) Arbitration.


Wairimu’s advisory work has spanned several countries and sectors, including: advice to SMEs in Kenya; co-ordination of telecommunication M&A advice in 15 countries in Africa; wind and solar power project advice in Kenya; mining project advice in Kenya and South Sudan; oil refinery and project advice in East Africa; electricity mini-grid advice in Kenya; private equity advice in Mauritius; real estate investment advice relating to the Ivory Coast; and international arbitration representation in Tanzania, UK and Mozambique.  


Wairimu holds a Master’s Degree in Energy Law and Policy (LLM, Distinction) from the University of Dundee’s Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP). She is a member of: The Law Society of Kenya; The Energy Institute; The Kenya Renewable Energy Association (KEREA); Women in African Power (a Power Africa Initiative); Association of Women in the Extractive Industries in Kenya (AWEIK); and Legal and Business Women for Africa (LABFA).  


Wairimu can be reached on: wairimu@envantagelaw.com 


Nduta Njenga, Senior Consultant

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Nduta Njenga is a Senior Consultant W&Co. She is registered in Kenya with 7 years Post-Qualification experience working in the Public Sector in Energy and Natural Resources Management. 


Nduta has served as a Gazetted member of Kenya’s First Oil Technical and Commercial Negotiation and Working Committee, tasked with fast-tracking the development of oil discoveries on Blocks 10BB and 13T and the crude oil export pipeline.


Her work experience includes being: Associate Secondee to King Wood & Mallesons (Dubai) under the ILFA Secondment Programme; In-House Legal Counsel at Kenya’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy; and Associate at Ashurst LLP, London. 


Nduta has a Post-graduate LLM in Energy Law and Policy from the University of Dundee’s Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP, UK) and is a member of: the Law Society of Kenya (LSK); the East Africa Law Society (EALS); the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN); the Energy Institute (EI); Association of Women in the Extractive Industries in Kenya (AWEIK); and Legal and Business Women for Africa (LABFA). 


Nduta can be reached on: nduta@envantagelaw.com 


Faye Nzioka, Consultant

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Faye Nzioka is a Consultant W&Co. She has 2 years Post-Qualification experience working in the private sector Law Firms in the areas of: Governance; Energy and Natural Resources; Management; and Corporate, Commercial and Conveyancing work. 


She has been involved in stakeholder engagement on community issues with the Extractives Baraza. 


Faye has advised private clients in conveyancing, banking and finance and civil litigation.  She has also conducted extensive legal research, analysis and critique of laws and legislative proposals in the energy and oil & gas sector, comparing Kenyan laws with international best practice and regional legal standards.


Faye has a Post-graduate Msc in International Oil and Gas Management from the University of Dundee’s Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP, UK).


She is a member of a number of professional associations including the Law Society of Kenya (LSK); and Association of Women in the Extractive Industries in Kenya (AWEIK). 


Faye can be reached on: faye@envantagelaw.com