Ms. Okiro is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya having been admitted to the Bar in 2014. Her main areas of legal practice are international dispute resolution, arbitration, mediation, legal aid, women’s rights, sports law and legal research. Mercy Okiro, MCIArb is the Chairperson of the Young Members Group of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Kenya), where she has been a member of the Branch Committee since 2015. She also sits on the Global Steering Committee of the Young Members Group of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London. She was accredited as the youngest mediator in Kenya by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) and is the youngest accredited mediator of the Judiciary of Kenya. Mercy has successfully handled mediation in the Family and Commercial Divisions of the High Court. She also handles mediations for The Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), Kenya.
Mercy is an African Ambassador for the Alliance in Dispute Resolution, an organization which strives to ensure diversity and inclusion in alternative dispute resolution. She has been involved in planning various conferences and workshops in Alternative Dispute Resolution regionally and globally. She has presented papers at conferences and has published articles in alternative dispute resolution, access to justice, sports law and women’s rights. Mercy holds an MA in International Studies from the University of Nairobi.