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There is this one most lithal brain amongst DP Ruto’s battery of lawyers that has had scandals dangling on his shoulders like biblical manna from Heaven.
Adil Khawaja Wikipedia descriptions market him as the Managing Partner in Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews.
Yes, he’s an Indian! Thanks for asking in silence. The 48-years old Adil Arshed Khawaja. According to a blog which profiles best advisers around the globe, Adil has over 20 years of experience and in-depth knowledge in real estate, joint ventures and private equity, commercial litigation and arbitration.
Lawyer Adil HHM
Lemme explain why I started that he’s a lithal brain. In 1990, Adil enrolled for his LLB Hons which he attained in 1993. He was enrolled as a trainee at Hamiltons Harrison and Mathews till 1994. This was the year he did his Diploma in Laws(Bar finals) from Kenya School of Law.
In 1995, a week after he sat for his Bar finals, he was promoted to an ASSOCIATE at the Hamiltons Harrison and Mathews law firm. He floated at the position for a half a decade.
In 2001, Adil Khawaja was announced as the PARTNER by the CEO of Hamiltons Harrison and Mathews law firm. He has been a partner at the firm till 2013. The year Kenyan CONSTITUTION was brought down to a level of NEWSPAPER. Perhaps a brief history:
How do you think President Uhuru and DP Ruto were allowed to be on the ballot? Between 2007-2010, Adil Khawaja was the designated Law Society of Kenya Elections Scrutineer. During this period, DP Ruto’s (One of the accused suspect of CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY at the ICC) lawyer was seconded by Law Society of Kenya to the Judiciary Committee responsible for the renovation of the new Commercial Courts at Milimani.
Lawyer Adil Khawaja has a Masters Degree in Law from Kenya’s most notable Higher learning institution The University of Nairobi. The University of Nairobi was ranked 7 among the top 10 universities in Africa in 2020 by the African Exponent.
Adil Legal 500
After 2013, Adil Khawaja was controversially recognised as a leading lawyer by IFLR 1000, Legal 500 and Chambers Global. These are internationally recognized legal directories. The biggest foundation for the new appointment. He was named the Managing Partner at Hamiltons Harrison and Mathews law firm. He is still in that same position to date.
On their blog, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews (HH&M) brags to be one of the largest law firms in Kenya, consistently rated as a top tier firm in Kenya by clients and international directories. The firm has 12 partners, I shall name them later.
Adil Khawaja is the Managing Partner in Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews. Dentons describe him as one of the most renowned lawyers in Kenya having dealt with complicated land issues and regularly advises on eco-conveyancing for clients in the tourism sector and the Government of Kenya.
One of the fruitful incentives that came from his managing partner position is when he was appointed chair of the multi-million State financed Taskforce that was to inquire into Forest Resource Management and Logging Activities in Kenya.
In 2018, Dentons, the world’s largest law firm announced combination with Hamilton, Harrison & Mathews (HH&M), one of the largest firms in Kenya. The combination made HH&M — which dates back to 1902, making it one of the oldest firms in Africa, part of Dentons Africa.
“Clients in East Africa, and clients wanting to do business there, will benefit from high-quality legal service on a truly global scale that only Dentons can offer. Our clients have access to the deep local knowledge that is provided by lawyers who are both in and of the communities they serve,” said Joe Andrew, Global Chairman of Dentons.
Controversially, this was the same year that Solicitor Regulatory Authority launched investigations over the faked notes scandal. HH&M has been associated with Dentons for more than 10 years and is the third-largest firm in Kenya by partner headcount. Be the judge!
Adil Khawaja KCB
Adil is highly recognised in Kenyan’s business circles for his legal expertise and holds board positions in various companies. Currently, he is the chairman of KCB Bank Kenya Limited and sits on the board of Al Futtaim Automotive -CMC Motors Group and Kenya Power Company Limited.
Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) has been accused of doing money laundering for Deputy President Dr William Ruto. A controversial blogger Abraham Mutai through his social media handles revealed how the bank has been colluding with the second in command in doing several Fraudulent transactions.
According to the blogger, KCB has been financing DP Ruto’s projects. The bank has been doing this through Ruto’s kin. Nick Ruto, the DP’s son who is a lawyer by profession works at Hamilton Harrison and Matthews.
KCB has been alleged to be doing money laundering business for the second in command. according to the blogger, Joshua Oigara, the Bank’s CEO has been flagged as DP Ruto’s private banker.
If the state hadn’t killed Jacob Juma to protect Ruto’s secrets,he would have being their best asset in fighting Ruto, he knew all his secrets. Ruto knows how much Uhuru & friends have stolen and where it’s hidden. He needs a Juma,Otieno Kajwang to feed with Uhuru secrets to leak,” Boniface Mwangi stated.
The money-laundering allegations came barely two days after the State moved to repossess a 1,600-acre land in Ruai which has long been associated with DP Ruto.
The prime land on Kangundo Road in Nairobi is one of two parcels that has been taken back by the State for the expansion of Nairobi’s main sewerage plant.
“The government today embarked on an operation to repossess over 3,000 acres of the Dandora Estate Waste Sewerage Treatment Plant, located in Ruai, which has been grabbed by private entities,” said a joint statement by Lands and Physical Planning Principal Secretary Nicholas Muraguri, and his Water, Sanitation and Irrigation counterpart Joseph Irungu.
The PSs named the affected parcels as LR 28706, measuring 1,605 acres, which is owned by Renton Company Limited. The other parcel is LR 28707, measuring 999 acres. Renton company, which was registered in 1995, was allocated the land by William ole Ntimama, the then Local Government minister.
The firm is associated with Ruto, the son of an influential former Kenya Power and Lighting Company top official, and a prominent city lawyer from the Rift Valley.
Stay tuned. We have other consecutive parts of this story and we shall be publishing more of insightful articles till we have fully informed you of the deepest links this alleged money launderer has.