Jovia is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with over 9 years’ experience, a member of the Law Society of Kenya and the ICJ (Kenyan Chapter). She holds an LL.B from Uganda Christian University, a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law and an LL.M in Oil and Gas Law from the University of Aberdeen. Jovia is a legal researcher at Strathmore Extractives Industry Centre (SEIC) and Extractives Baraza (EB) both housed at the Strathmore Law School and is the Coordinator for the Africa Regional Extractive Industries Knowledge Hub (AFREIKH), affiliated to SEIC. SEIC is a research centre and one SU’s constituent schools which seeks to bridge theory and practice in Africa’s extractives and energy sector through evidence based and impact driven research, capacity building, policy development and stakeholder engagement.
Jovia’s experience encompasses work as an Associate and legal officer at various law firms in Uganda and Kenya practicing energy law, environmental law, conveyancing and commercial law, ADR and family law, program management and coordination. She has also published a number of articles dealing with gender, transparency and community engagement in energy and extractives as well as contributions to Mining Law in Africa.