Prestone Ndombi Wawire

Position: Partner
Department: Litigation

Telephone: +254 20-2222293

Email: prestone@wamaeallen.com

Profile

Prestone Wawire joined Wamae & Allen Advocates as a Partner at its inception in 2013. Prior to that, Prestone was a Senior Associate at P.M. Wamae & Co Advocates. He has over 9 years of experience in civil litigation. Prestone has vast experience in banking law, recoveries, insurance law, land law, medical malpractice law and commercial law. He has successfully defended various banks against Chargors and Mortgagors seeking injunctions to stop the said bank’s right to exercise statutory power of sale. Prestone together with Allen recently defended an injunction application successfully against I&M Bank Limited by Equip Agencies Limited for a loan facility of over Kshs 1.5 Billion. In 2013, Prestone successfully defended Family Health Options Kenya in a medical malpractice suit in which the Plaintiff sought damages from the hospital for allegedly failing to sterilize and prevent her from conceiving children. This was a unique case and a first of its kind in Kenya and has been used as a precedent in subsequent suits including the famous case against Aga Khan Hospital in the year 2015. Prestone mainly practises before the Court of Appeal, the High Court, subordinate courts and other Tribunals.

Practice Areas

Dispute Resolution and Litigation in the areas of Banking and Finance; Recoveries; Financial Services Regulation; Land Law; Insurance; Employment; Arbitration; Medical Malpractice;

Qualifications

Advocate of the High Court of Kenya – October, 2008

Education

2007-2008: Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law.

2001-2006: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) (Hons), University of Nairobi.

1997-2000: Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) (B+), Friends School Kamusinga.

1996: Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE), Lugulu Girls Primary School.

Employment

2017 – To Date: Partner and Deputy Head of Litigation Department, Wamae & Allen Advocates

2013 – 2017: Partner, Wamae & Allen Advocates