Stephen is currently Lead Partner of Kiptinness & Odhiambo Associates Telecommunication, Media and Technology (TMT) Practice with extensive expertise in the ICT sector. He has amassed experience from various organizations and institutions he has served over the past fourteen years. Stephen has been involved in the advisory of major transactions and consultancies which include legal and regulatory affairs in ICT industry. Among the reputable corporate firms and parastatals both locally and internationally he has served in are Orange Telkom Kenya, Communications Authority of Kenya, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization, and Kenya Network Information Centre. He has advised and undertaken consultancies for Governments in the East African Community as well as numerous Non-Governmental Organizations. Some of the clients Stephen acts for include global technology companies, mobile telecommunication companies, tower companies, numerous content and application service provider companies, leading companies in disruptive technology services among others. Stephen also acts for a number of technology State Agencies and Departments within the Government of Kenya.
Stephen served as one of the inaugural Directors of the Kenya ICT Board where he provided strategic leadership and direction on Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), digital inclusion Initiatives (Pasha), development and launch of a Government E-portal to connect Government Departments & Ministries, and dispensing advice generally to the Government on ICT investment in Kenya. Stephen has also been a Director on the Board of the Competition Authority of Kenya and the Scripture Union of Kenya. Stephen read law at the ILS Law College Pune, where he graduated with an LL.B (Hons.) degree, thereafter proceeding to the London School of Economics where he obtained an LL.M. in Information Technology Law & Telecommunications Law. He is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya of fifteen (15) years standing and a Certified Public Secretary in good standing in addition to being a Patent Agent.
Crispine is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with wide experience in Projects Advisory work in Kenya and the East African Region. He has been involved in various Infrastructure and Energy Projects in the region, including feasibility Studies, Transaction structuring advisory, drafting PPP contracts , providing advice on legal and regulatory issues for the project development, project financing and advising on related implementation issues.
He has led a number of high level negotiations and stakeholder engagements in development of legal and regulatory frameworks for infrastructure development including Regional Partner States negotiations for harmonization of transport laws under the East African Transport and Trade Facilitation Program (EATTF), Development of Legal Framework for the proposed Konza Technopolis Authority , legal advisory in the Long Distance Passenger Service Options Study for Kenya Railways Corporation, preliminary design and construction project of the Mombasa-Malaba Standard Gauge Railway.
In Energy projects he has been involved in various Electricity sector Projects, including but not limited providing Legal Advisory to Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KENGEN) for the 120 MW Olkaria II Geothermal Power Project, Acting for the Lenders led by HSBC Bank for the 400 MW Bujagali Hydro-Power Project in Uganda and advising on development of Solar Micro Grids generation and distribution networks by Powerhive Inc. in Kenya. Crispine attended the University of Nairobi, Kenya School of Law and Cambridge University, receiving an LL.B, an M.A in International Studies, a Post Graduate Diploma in Law and a Certificate in International Law ; He is a faculty member of the Kenya School of Law and Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of the United Kingdom.