To create linkages between law and society through research, innovation, advisory work and training.
The difference we want to make in the world is this:
“An informed society that engages the law and law making”
We understand the important work that law does in (dis)ordering society, in distributing resources, in classifying people, rights and property and in disciplining human conduct. We also know that the law can be a liberating and decolonizing tool.
Understanding the inequalities in our society, we work to make the law accessible and understood to society, we empower society to question and interrogate law and its power, we encourage everyday people to be involved in the process of making and remaking the law, and we seek to offer thought leadership in this process.
Our Core Values
These ideas are important to us, and they animate our interactions with each other, and with the world:
Meet The lexlinkers
Ngina Mutava - Partner
Catherine Mutava is a tax lawyer with over 10 years’ experience in tax. She holds a master’s degree in international Tax from New York University and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi. Her areas of focus include: international taxation, tax policy, gender and tax, taxation and inequality as well domestic tax. She has a wealth of experience having worked as a tax researcher in Netherlands at the International Bureau for Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) an organization that specializes in tax research and cross-border taxation. As part of her work she was involved in the in-depth tax research on tax systems of nine African countries including Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Gambia, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Liberia. Her tasks included the authorship of an in-depth tax analysis of the Kenyan income tax system as well as that of South Sudan as well as the editing of the tax surveys on the other countries. She has worked with KPMG, one of the leading tax firms in the country and has been involved in the set up and running of tax departments for two leading law firms in the country. She is also the Associate Director of the Strathmore Tax Research Centre and a member of the Tax Appeals Tribunal.