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About CIArb Kenya

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators is a leading Professional Membership Organization representing the interests of Alternative Dispute Resolution practitioners’ world- wide.

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Kenya Branch, established in 1984, is one among the branches of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, which was founded in 1915 with headquarters in London. It promotes and facilitates the determination of disputes by Arbitration and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), which includes Mediation and Adjudication. 

The Institute has over 14,000 members spread out in about 133 countries in the world with branches in England, Wales, Scotland, Hongkong, Europe, Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia, Mauritius, Australia, India and North America among other countries. It has affiliations with arbitration bodies and institutions in other countries across the world and with the London Court of International Arbitration and the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris. It is a not-for-profit organization and gained charitable status in 1990.

Currently the Institute has members from such diverse fields as Architecture, Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Law, Insurance, Accounting and Property Valuation amongst others.

ADR Under CIArb, Kenya

The ADR spectrum is wide, ranging from the informal mechanisms such as Negotiation, Mediation, Conciliation, Early neutral evaluation, Case conference, Expert determination, Mini trials (executive tribunal), Pre trial, Med- Arb, Dispute review advisor, Dispute review board, Rent a judge, Court annexed ADR (mediation), Adjudication, Court annexed Arbitration, and finally Arbitration.

Mosts common mechanisms applied in Kenya include Arbitration, Construction Adjudication and Mediation.

Service Delivery

The Principles - Promoting efficient, effective economical and ethical resolution of domestic and international commercial disputes through mediation, Conciliation, Adjudication and Arbitration

#Team Branch Committee Members

Meet the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Kenya Branch Committee Members


Dr. Kariuki Muigua | C.Arb

Africa Trustee & Branch Member


Dr. Kenneth Wyne Mutuma | C.Arb

Ass. Hon. Secretary & Chairman, Education, Training and Membership Committee


Eng. Fredrick Aluoch | MCIArb

Chairman, Marketing Subcommittee

#News News & Events

Discover our branch news and events


CIArb Kenya becomes member of KNCCI

CIArb Kenya became the newest member of Kenya National Chambers


CJ holds talks with CIArb on advancing ADR

The CIArb Patron, Chief Justice Hon. Martha Koome and the