Mukami Wangai holds a BA in Economics and Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London and a LLM from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA. She completed a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) at the College of Law (now the University of Law), London, and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2012.

Mukami Wangai lectures in Law and Religion, Law and Restorative Justice and Equity & Trusts at SLS. She is member of the Strathmore Centre for Law and Policy (SCLP) and Editorial Committee of the Strathmore University (Legal) Press.

Her research interests are in public law, with a present focus on constitutional transition and reform, criminal justice policy and restorative justice.