Jonathan Obwogi

Associate Consultant

Research and Development

Professional Bio

“To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.” Søren Kierkegaard, , Danish Philosopher

Obwogi Jonathan is a lawyer and a legal scholar at the prestigious Strathmore University in Nairobi. Previously, he worked as a Legal Researcher at Universal Rights Group in Geneva Switzerland. He is an acclaimed public speaker – key among his engagements was a seminal lecture on The legal jurisprudential undertones of Presidential Election Petition 1 of 2017, which he delivered at the Law School of the Catholic University of East Africa in 2019.

He has served in various leadership positions at different levels of his legal career. He was awarded a Vice Chancellor’s Award of excellence in Service for his outstanding performance in the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) program at Moi University Kenya. Jonathan is among the few recipients in Africa of a fully funded scholarship at the Centre for Human Rights, where he was awarded a Masters of Laws (LLM) in Human Rights and Democratization at The University of Pretoria in South Africa. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law.

Jonathan has participated in various Moot Court competitions at a local, regional and international level such as the Jean Pictet Competition on International Humanitarian Law, Jessup International Law Moot Competition, and the All African Moot Competition on International Humanitarian Law. His research interests focus on Diplomacy and Jurisprudence.


  • Master of Laws (LLM) in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law, Nairobi
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Moi University, Kenya

2020 Reading List

  1. Zero to One, Blake Masters and Peter Thiel
  2. When breath becomes air, Paul Kalanithi
  3. Start With Why, Simon Sinek