Well-known IP lawyer in Kenya Ms Rose Waruinge was shot and killed by gunmen on Friday night at her residence in Nairobi. According to a police statement, gunmen walked into her house and shot her in the presence of her son and guests. Nothing was stolen during the incident and the police are yet to establish the motive of the killing. According to the star newspaper, the police are pursuing “good leads” to the criminals who killed her.
Ms Waruinge is a former chairperson of the Board of Directors of Kenya Industrial Property Institute, and has practiced as a Patent and Trade Mark Agent for many years through her law firm Waruinge & Waruinge Advocates.
Afro-ip extends heartfelt condolences to her family and friends. It is indeed a sad moment for the IP fraternity in Kenya.