Elisha Zebedee Ongoya
  • Dean Law School

Elisha Zebedee Ongoya

Designation
  • Senior lecturer, Department of Public Law
  • Dean School of Law
Education / Professional qualifications
  • LL.M, University of Nairobi
  • Dip in Law, Kenya School of Law
  • LLB, (With Hons), University of Nairobi
  • Advocate, High Court of Kenya
Research Interests
  • Devolution law, Democracy and Elections law, Jurisprudence & legal theory, Constitutional processes
Courses Taught
  • Jurisprudence, Constitutional law 1, Constitutional law 2, Judicial review, Evidence 1 & 2 Fundamental rights and freedoms
Select Publications
  • Books
    • Ongoya Z Elisha and Eunice W Kiumi, The Moot Court Formula, Law Africa Publishing Limited, 2009
    • Clare Mc Evoy, Judy Thongori and Elisha Z Ongoya, Electoral Gender Based Violence in Kenya, UN Women, 2013
    • Ongoya Z Elisha and Willis E Otieno, Handbook on Kenya’s Electoral Laws and System, Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA), 2012./li>
  • Edited Books
    • Elisha Z Ongoya (ed.) The Law on Children A Case Digest, Children Legal Action Network (CLAN), 2007.
    • Elisha Z Ongoya (ed) Jurisprudence on Regional and International Tribunal’s Digest, Law Africa and the East African Law Society.
  • Chapter in Books
    • Elisha Z Ongoya, Legal Framework on Resolution of Electoral Disputes in Kenya, in Handbook on Election Disputes in Kenya, Law Society of Kenya and the Judiciary, October 2013, P. 96.
    • Elisha Z Ongoya, The Role of Institutions in Resolution of Electoral Disputes in Kenta, in Handbook on Election Disputes in Kenya, Law Society of Kenya and the Judiciary, October 2013, P. 151
    • Elisha Z Ongoya, Separation of Powers in, PLO Lumumba et al, The Constitution of Kenya: Contemporary Readings, Law Africa, 2011 P. 181
  • Journal Articles
    • Elisha Z Ongoya and Ibrahim K Alubala, Revisiting the Principle of the Best Interests of the Child in the Law on Children: Its History, Meaning, Legal Prescription and Minimum Operational Standards, African Nazarene Law Journal, Volume 1, No. 2, JUTA & Company Ltd, 2013, P. 42
    • Githu Muigai & Ongoya Z Elisha, The Law of Contempt of Court in Kenya, The Law Society of Kenya Journal, Volume 1 Number 2, Law Africa Publishing Ltd, 2006, P. 56.
    • Edward O Odhiambo, Eunice W Mwangi & Elisha Z Ongoya, Operation Iraqi Freedom: Some Humanitarian Reflections, The University of Nairobi Law Journal Volume 2 Issue 1, Faculty of Law University of Nairobi, 2004, P. 46.
    • Ongoya Z Elisha, Book Review: International Law and World Order Problems, East African Law Journal Vol 1, 2004, P. 151.
    • E. Z Ongoya, Evaluating the Competence of Investigative and Prosecutorial Agencies for Capital Offences in Kenya, Amicus Journal, Issue 13, 2005, P. 22.
    • Ongoya Z Elisha, The Law, the Procedures and the Trends in Jurisprudence in Constitutional and Fundamental Rights Litigation in Kenya, Kenya Law Review Vol. 2, 2008 – 2010, National Council for Law Reporting, 2011, P. 14
    • Ongoa Z Elisha, The Emerging Jurisprudence on Provisions of Act No. 8 of 2001, Laws of Kenya: The Children Act Kenya Law Review, Vol. 1, 2007, National Council for Law Reporting, 2007, P. 214.
    • When an Injunction can Issue Against the Government: Marie Elizabeth De Brouwer VsAttorney General – A Case Review, University of Nairobi Law Journal, 2004.
  • Online Publications
    • Ongoya Z Elisha and Wasia S Masitsa, The Law of Politics or the Politics of the Law; An Evaluation of the “Mwai Vs Moi” Rule as to Personal Service of Election Petitions in Kenya, May 2005. www.kenyalaw.org.
    • Joy K Asiema & Ongoya Z Elisha, The Application of the Death Penalty in Kenya: A Case of Torturous De Facto Abstinance, www.biicl.org.
    • Ongoya Z E and Lumallas Eunice, A Critical Appraisal of the Constituency Development Fund Act, Nov. 2005, www.kenyalaw.org.
    • Ongoya Z Elisha and Wetang’ula S Emmanuel, From David Onyango Oloo Vs Attorney General to Charles Kanyingi Karina Vs The Transport Licencing Board: A Step in the Reverse? www.kenyalaw.org.
    • Ongoya Z Elisha and Wetang’ula S Emmanuel, From David Onyango Oloo Vs Attorney General to Charles Kanyingi Karina Vs The Transport Licencing Board: A Step in the Reverse? www.kenyalaw.org.
  • Other Publications
    • Election Violence in Post Multi-Party Kenya: Interrogating the Rule of Law and Free and Fair Elections, LL.M Thesis, UON, School of Law (Unpublished).
    • Enforcement Mechanisms under the African Human Rights System: A Comparative Appraisal, LL.B Dissertation, UON Faculty of Law (Unpublished.)
    • Research Assistant for the Kenya country report in the publication of the book and CD ROM, Human Rights Manual and Sourcebook for Africa edited by Beattie, Christou, Raymond& Starmer and published by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, 2005.
    • The Youth and Human Rights Awareness, A paper presented at a youth workshop organized by CAAA in conjunction with CIDA in Kakamega Kenya on 28th Dec. 2001 (Unpublished)
    • Ongoya Z.E., Okello Odhiambo, Much Ground Covered yet Much Ground Unbroken: The Human Rights Situation and Protection Initiatives in Kenya Since the dawn of MultiPartyism (Unpublished)
    • Legal Education Reformers in Kenya are Not Yet Born The Lawyer November 2004.
    • Pupilage on Trial: A learning experience or an Orgy of Torture, Abuse and Neglect? The Lawyer, April 2005 and www.kenyalaw.org