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She is an award winning lawyer having been awarded Best Commercial Lawyer (Kenya) 2019 by The Finance Monthly, a publication based in the United Kingdom; and voted as the Best Woman Lawyer in Kenya, by The Lawyer Monthly ( based in United Kingdom) in recognition for her great contribution in development of commercial law in Kenya. Both awards consider competence, innovative initiatives and the nature of briefs handled.
Dr. Cathy is a member of the International Bar Association, Institute Of Directors, and the Women on Boards Network. Dr. Cathy is a director in several boards notably Afrika Investment Bank and a Council member of Rongo University.

At C.Mputhia Advocates she has successfully won several cases including one on work place defamation, website plagiarism, copyright infringement, shareholder rights and others. She has been the lead consultant on a study to harmonize EAC intellectual property laws covering Kenya,Uganda,Rwanda,Burundi,Tanzania and South Sudan. She has also conducted a study in international trade on the impact of the EAC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement and protectionist legislation. Other consultancies include infrastructure projects such as dams, engineering and construction.

She has been the legal advisor in venture capital transactions such as transaction advisory for an EPZ manufacturer, fintech company and public security company.
Other than writing, Dr. Cathy’s hobbies include mentoring and coaching, nurturing & motivational speaking and singing. She has lectured business law at Kisii University and is an active member of the Nairobi LSK choir, Legal Rhapsody.


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