Kupalia Advocates was initially established in 1971 by Morris Kupalia. Kupalia served as a town clerk and later as a Mayor of Malindi town for two terms between 1982 and 1992. In early 1970s he became an Advocate of the high court of Kenya, the first one in Malindi and the firm was made a partnership. Lawrence Chalalu joined as a partner in 1973 and Henry Lughanje in 1988. After many years with the firm, Chalalu and Lughanje left. In 2015 Anthony Fondo Gona, Gift Mwangunya, and Kevin Mbura joined the firm and later changed its name to Kupalia Fondo Mwangunya & Associates (KFM).

In addition to the partners, our experienced professional team is complemented by highly skilled secretarial and administrative staff. Our partners and staff constitute a blend of youth and experience.

What we believe in:

At KFM, we distinguish our firm’s character with specific focus on our Firm and our Clients:

Our Firm:

We offer specialised legal services, following a client driven and innovative approach to doing business.

Our Clients:

We believe in offering tailored legal solutions in an effective manner and at an affordable price along with high levels of service that ensure a value-adding experience.

What we do:

The firm offers specialised services in the areas of commercial as well as property law. We practise primarily in the areas of:

Legislative Drafting

We offer legislative drafting and regulatory advice;

Conflict Resolutions

We always find solution and alternative to dispute.

Labour Law

We provide professional service on employment law and industrial matters.

Mining & Energy Law

Expert local insight into the regulation of exploration and extraction.

Project Finance & Infrastructure

We helps finance investment by structuring the financing process.

Public & Regulatory Policy

We promote strategic, evidence-based and innovative public policy outcomes.

Mergers & Acquisitions

From consolidation of companies or assets through various types of financial transactions.

Joint Ventures & Private Equity

We advise on all types of arrangements for joint ventures, and private equity matters

Immigration & Asylum Matters

We seek to improve the lives of refugees and people seeking asylum.

How we do it:

Our principal objective is to offer specialised legal services in the area of property transactions, property development and property- and development finance.
We have established a strong network of relationships with banks, local authorities and deeds registries all of which are vital to expedite the finalisation of property transactions. We believe that our firm is large enough to offer the back-up and support needed for large transactions, yet small enough to enable the firm and our clients to enjoy the benefits of dealing with individuals rather than an impersonal corporation.