Peter Obonyo Mboya was born on 23rd August 1963, to the late Tom Mboya and Ambassador Pamela Mboya. He was brother to the late Patrick (his twin), Alakie, Maureen, Susan, Lukie and Tom.
Peter attended St. Mary’s School for his primary education, then moved on to Strathmore College for his secondary school where he excelled in math and economics. He proceeded to Cardinal Otunga High School where he completed his ‘A’ levels.
In 1982, Peter received a scholarship to study at York University in Toronto Canada where he earned his BA in Political Science. He then went on to receive his LLB at Leeds University in England in 1988, and the following year attained his Dip. Law at the Kenya School of Law.
In 1990, Peter begun his legal career at Hamilton Harrison and Matthews where he rapidly rose through the ranks to become a partner. He then briefly merged with other partners to form Mboya Raffman Advocates and later Mohammed, Muigai, Mboya Advocates.
In 2001, Peter chose to set up his own practice MBOYA Advocates. The firm, which had an enviable client base specialized in aircraft leasing, corporate taxation and corporate finance, including privatizations, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, title finance, purchase money financing , regulatory compliance infrastructure and corporate insolvency. In his new role, Peter built his law firm to become one of the premier law practices in the region. The firm was an associate member of the L2B Group, an international association of aviation law firms. The firm is also a member of TAGlaw Group, a worldwide network of prominent law firms.
Peter gained a reputation among the legal fraternity as a brilliant lawyer. In 2003, he was named the second leading commercial lawyer in Kenya by “Chambers Global – The World’s leading lawyers 2002-2003″… where clients praised him as “extremely thorough and hardworking,” while his peers reported that he “thinks outside of the box, has a high level of integrity and delivers what Ile promiSeS”.
His accomplishments extended beyond his legal career. He served on the boards of the Kenya Wildlife Society, Kenya Seed Company and Mater Hospital. He was also a member of the Kenya Association of Financial Analysts, Takeovers and Mergers Committee and The Nairobi Stock Exchange.
He married his sweetheart Gladys in 1993, and they were blessed with three children, Michelle, Natasha and Tj. Peter devoted himself to his family by being a loving, caring and generous husband and father.
Peter’s life was not lived in vain…in the short time that God gave him, he succeeded in loving God, loving his family and earning the respect of his peers and the community at large. Indeed, Peter fought the good fight, he finished the race, he kept the faith.
President Mwai Kibaki has sent a message of condolence to the family, relatives and friends of Peter Obonyo Mboya who…