Name: Dr. Johana Kambo Gathongo
Qualifications: DOCTOR OF LAWS (LLD) (Labour Law) – Nelson Mandela University
MASTER OF LAWS (LLM) (Labour Law) – Nelson Mandela University
LEGUM BACCALAUREUS (LLB) – Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
PG-Diploma: Labour Law – Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Position: Dean School of Law
Department: Commercial Law
School: School of Law
Area of Specialization: Labour law, Social Security Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution
(ADR) and Equality Law.
Contact Address: University of Embu, School of Law
PO Box 6-60100
Dr Johana Kambo Gathongo is currently a Law Lecturer and the Dean at the University of Embu, School of Law. He teaches Tort Law and Legal Research and Writing.
Dr Gathongo received his Legum Baccalaureus (LLB) degree, Master of Laws (LLM) degree and Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree from the Nelson Mandela University (NMU). He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Labour Law Practice directed by the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA – South Africa). While at NMU, Dr Gathongo served as a Teaching Assistant, a Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader and Supplemental Instruction Coordinator. He is also a research associate at Nelson Mandela University, Faculty of Law in South Africa. He has supervised and still supervises Masters (LLM – research) and examines students’ in the field of Labour law at Nelson Mandela University, Faculty of Law.
Dr. Gathongo also writes frequently for publications. He is the author or co-author of many papers in international refereed journals and has contributed in conferences. He serves as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Law and Ethics – Kabarak University.
Besides working at NMU, Dr Gathongo has also worked at Rhodes University in South Africa as an acting Employee Relations (ER) Manager. While there, he represented the University at the CCMA proceedings, initiated staff disciplinary hearing, advised Heads of Department (HoDs) on various institutional matters, assisted in drafting, reviewing and amending internal Policies, provided advice on various amendments to labour legislation, monitored compliance with internal University Policies, labour and other relevant legislation. He subsequently held the position of Senior Administrator: Legal, Support, Projects and Services at Rhodes University until 30 June 2019.
His research is situated in the field of Law, with a special focus on Labour Law.