Prof Luis G. Franceschi was the founding Dean of Strathmore University Law School, one of the most reputable and innovative law schools in Africa. Currently, he is the Senior Director, Governance & Peace at the Commonwealth Secretariat. As a thinker, educator, and writer, he loves positive and disruptive innovation. He was the recipient of the 2019 legal excellence CB Madan Award and the 2018 Utumishi Bora National Award. In 2019, he was a visiting scholar at the University of Oxford and U.C. Berkeley Law School. He has been a legal advisor to several national and international government agencies, international and regional courts, the United Nations and the World Bank. He is a Kenyan citizen and now resides in London.


L.G. Franceschi et al, The Constitution of Kenya; A Commentary (Second Edition), SUP, Nairobi, 2019. This is a total revision of the first edition of the only authoritative article by article commentary of the 2010 Kenyan Constitution.

Franceschi, Luis Gabriel (et al.), “Judicial Review and Public Power in Kenya: Revisiting Judicial Response to Select Political Cases”, in Rule of Law, Human Rights and Judicial Control of Power. Some Reflections from National and International Law, Editors: Arnold, Rainer, Martínez-Estay, J.E. (Eds.), Springer, Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice, Springer International Publishing, 2017, Pages 77-109.

  1. G. Franceschi, “Judicial Independence and Accountability in Light of judiciary Code of Conduct and Ethics of Kenya” Judicial Accountability in the New Constitutional Order Edited by Ghai J.C., Published by ICJ Kenya, Nairobi, 2016.

L.G. Franceschi, “The Cost of Devolution in Kenya: A Cost Analysis of the New Governance Framework Introduced by the 2010 Constitution of Kenya and Its Impact on the Country’s Public Finance”, Harvard Africa Policy Review, 2015, vol. X, pp. 28-58.

L.G. Franceschi & PLO Lumumba, The Constitution of Kenya; An Introductory Commentary, SUP, Nairobi, 2014.

L.G Franceschi, The African Human Rights Judicial System; Streamlining Structures and Domestications Mechanisms Viewed from the Foreign Affairs Power Perspective, Cambridge S.P., 2014

L.G. Franceschi & Chaacha Mwita (Ed), Media and the Common Good, LawAfrica, 2010

  1. G. Franceschi & Others (Ed), Governance, Institutions and the Human Condition, LawAfrica, 2009
  2. G. Franceschi & Others (Ed), Politics and the Common Good, Strathmore University Press, Nairobi, 2006 Publications
  3. G. Franceschi, The Quotable Lumumba, Foundation Press, Nairobi, 2006
  4. G. Franceschi & Andrew Ritho (Ed), Legal Ethics and Jurisprudence in Nation Building, LawAfrica Publishers, Nairobi, 2005

Justice JB Ojwang & L.G. Franceschi, “The Constitutional Regulation of the Foreign Affairs Power: A Comparative Assessment”, Journal of African Law, Oxford, 46, 1 (2002),43–58

L.G. Franceschi, “Elecciones en Kenia, de Etnocracia a Democracia” Revista Catalana de Dret Públic, Barcelona, March 2013

L.G. Franceschi, “The Misapplication of the Concept of Agency in the Shareholder Director Corporate Relationship”, Business and the Common Good, Edited by Dr David Lutz, Published by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Nairobi, 2003

L.G. Franceschi, “The Misapplication of Foreign Constitutional Models in a Multi-ethnic African Society”, C.U.E.A. May 2008

L.G. Franceschi & Emmah Senge, “Mapping the Legal Contours of Presidential Electoral Law in Kenya: A Case Review of Raila Odinga v Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission”, (Chapter in a volume directed by Cornell Law School and to be published by Springer in 2018 – currently in press.)

L.G. Franceschi, weekly columnist for The Daily Nation Newspaper, with more than 300 consecutive weekly opinion articles since 2013