Prof Ben Sihanya repreents the Law Society of Kenya on the KIPI Board. Prof Sihanya is a legal scholar, public intellectual, professor-in-residence, researcher, advocate, public interest lawyer, consultant, mentor and poet at the University of Nairobi Law School and Sihanya Mentoring. He has been a litigator and an expert witness in IP and constitutional democracy. He studied at the Universities of Nairobi, Warwick and Stanford where he obtained his JSD (PhD). Sihanya was Dean and trains on African Perspectives on TRIPs on the WTO’s RTPC across Africa.
Sihanya is the author or editor of numerous books, monographs, chapters and articles, including Intellectual Property and Innovation Law in Kenya and Africa: Transferring Technology for Sustainable Development (2016). Constitutional Democracy in Kenya and Africa (2016); IP Rights in Kenya (Co-editor).
Sihanya served on the Kenya Copyright Board, and KIPI since July 2015. He has presented in more than 16 states in Africa, North and South America, and Europe.