Janet Othero

Partner, Telecommunications, Media and Technology

+254 (20) 272 7171, 272 71533


Financial Technology (Fintech)


Cyber Resilience advisory 

Data Privacy Governance

Janet is part of the partnership recommended as a fixer, always having a solution at the ready and effectively growing talent in the same stride.

Her foresight has naturally led her to become one of the brains behind our new cutting-edge practice in telecommunications regulations and technology in the financial sector. Janet’s expertise in Fintech, Regtech, cyber resilience advisory and data privacy governance has seen her engage with entities raging from government bodies, financial institutions to startups. This has enabled her to appreciate the eco-system that is the TMT sector which continues to be dynamic with innovations being done at a pace that legislation is unable to keep up with. Consequently, she has been invited to various professional platforms to speak on regulatory and legal issues in the TMT space locally and regionally.  

She continuously advises clients on the legal implications arising from cybersecurity incidents to cyber resilience and how to handle the interrelated impact of such incidents. Her work with financial services institutions, start-ups, technology manufacturers and service providers as well as government institutions spans over nine years. 

She has definitely earned her spot in the Legal500, 2018, and 2019 rankings as a Next Generation Lawyer in Banking, Finance and Capital Markets and as a Rising Star for the same in 2020.  




Bachelor of Law LLB (Hons.),

Diploma in Law (KSL) 



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