Prof. Attiya Waris

She is the only Professor of Fiscal Law and Policy in Eastern Africa. She holds a PhD in Law and is a specialist in Fiscal Law, Policy and Development. She is an advocate, company secretary and arbitrator of 20 years standing. She founded the Committee on Fiscal Studies where the team spearheaded the first agreement on sharing of data between a University and a revenue agency globally, between the University of Nairobi and the Kenya Revenue Authority and actively mentors the next generation of researchers. She currently teaches at the Law School, University of Nairobi.

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L., G, A W.  2022.  Financing the Future of the WHO . Lancet. 399(10334):1445-1447.


S, D, A W.  2021.  2. Dean anTen Truths About Tax Havens: Inclusion and the ‘Liberia’ Problem. Emory Law Journal. 70(7):1659.


Waris, A.  2019.  Financing Africa. , Bamenda: Langaa Abstract

Financing Africa's development requires ingenuity, discipline, and an understanding of fiscal
systems–the entirety of government revenues and expenditures, including taxation and debt.
This book makes fascinating what might seem at first glance complex. It describes diverse …


Waris, A.  2018.  International Financial Centers in Developing Countries. Lifting the Veil of Secrecy . , Oslo: CMI



Mbondenyi, M, Kabau T, Asala E, Waris A.  2015.  Democracy, Human Rights and Economic, Social and Political Transformation In Kenya: A Post 2007 Appraisal. , Pretoria: PULP
Waris, A.  2015.  Kenya’s Fiscal Accountability Revisited: A review of the historical erosion of the Country’s Fiscal Constitution . Human Rights and Democratic Governance in Kenya: A Post-2007 Appraisal. , Pretoria: PULP


  2013.  Tax and State Building. The International Political Economy of Taxation 1945-Present. , Berlin: Bregnan
Waris, A, Leaman J.  2013.  The International Political Economy of Taxation 1945-Present. , Berlin: Bregnan
Waris, A.  2013.  Tax and Development: Solving the Fiscal Crisis through Human Rights. , Nairobi: Law Africa
Waris, A.  2013.  International Taxation and Global Solidarity . Reader on Global Social Protection. , Berlin: Medico International


Froburg, K, Waris A.  2012.  Binging the Billions Back: How Africa and Europe Can End Illicit Capital Flight. Global Studies. 37
Waris, A, Thiankolu M.  2012.  International Commercial Arbitration in Kenya. Arbitration Law and Practice in Kenya. , Nairobi: LawAfrica
Waris, A, Murangwa H.  2012.  Utilising Tax Literacy and Societal Confidence in a State: The Rwandan Model. University of Nairobi Law Journal.
Noordin, R, Whitbrodt M, Waris A.  2012.  : Law and Economics: A New Dimension in Market Regulation (co-authored with and ). International Business Management.


Waris, A, Kohonen M, Ranguma J, Mosioma A.  2010.  Taxation and State Building in Kenya: Using Human Rights to Advance Revenue Capacity, 2010. :80., Nairobi: Tax Justice Network


Waris, A.  2008.  Taxation and a Clean and Healthy Environment: A Case Study of the Mining of Titanium in Kenya. Contemporary Issues in Environmental Taxation . , London: Oxford University Press


Waris, A, Kiamba A.  2006.  An African Feminist Perspective on Security and Early Warning Mechanisms. Rethinking Global Security: An African Perspective?. , Nairobi: Heinrich Boll Foundation

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