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Linda Bonyo

CEO & founder of the Lawyers Tech Hub

Linda Bonyo is an advocate of the High Court and a Notary Public licensed to practice in Kenya. 

The Lawyers Hub is first in Africa, a technology-focused innovation and co-working space for Lawyers. This community at the Lawyers Hub is truly Pan-African and working to employ Tech and innovation to ease access to Justice for Startups and Innovators while offering technical support to Policy makers through policy hackathons and trainings on emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and Blockchain for Lawyers.  The Lawyers Hub has partnered with leading industry players such as the East Africa Law Society, Mozilla, IBM, Omidyar Network, Hague institute for Innovation in Law (HIIL) etc to better the Justice systems through policy, innovation and technology.

Together with i4Policy, Linda Bonyo engaged in drafting the first Africa Innovation Policy Manifesto for the African Union in Rwanda and consulted to draft the Senegal Start-Up Act to improve the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Senegal with support from the World Bank and AFDB. She is currently supporting a Pan-African Policy initiative to develop the African Digital Assets Framework, an open-source continental repository for regulatory standards pertaining to digital assets and in particular digital identity to ease movement of people in the African Continent. She is also the African ambassador of the Global Legal Summit, Bringing the legal industry together across the globe to understand and inform the regulation of technology as it relates to emergent global systems. 

Linda is also an accomplished Immigration Lawyer, she runs her immigration practice representing foreign organizations and is a champion for the cause of refugees through the Urban Refugee Programme Network convened by UNHCR and has worked closely to ensure the rights of refugees and Asylum seekers in Kenya through advocacy and observing of the Refugee Status Determination Process.  

In her spare time, Linda Bonyo leads the Board at the Youth Agenda; a non-profit established in 1996 that strives to make the Youth Factor count. Linda is also a proponent of dance, loud music and is undiagnosed peripatetic; always preferring to travel.