Archived News

SoftLaw founder interviewed on BBC
Nairobi - March 14, 2007

The BBC World Service interviewed Harry Karanja on challenges facing entrepreneurs in Africa. The interview is available online on the BBC the Business Daily program at

GSGE featured on Sunday Nation
Nairobi - January 14, 2007

The Sunday Nation Business paper interviewed Mr. Stephen Alala on the Global Stock Guarantee Exchange. The interview focused on what GSGE is about and the public education seminars to be held. Read the entire story on Nation's website here.

SoftLaw launches stock market products
Nairobi - December 8th 2006

Today marked the launch of SoftLaw's biggest products yet. and Global Share Guarantee Exchange are new ways for people to make money on the stock exchange. As sosphisticated new products SoftLaw also embarked on extensive training program. Read more here about upcoming seminars.

Find-a-Lawyer featured as cover story in the Lawyer Magazine
Nairobi - December 12006

Find-a-Lawyer, SoftLaw's unique way of connecting clients and lawyers was featured as the cover story in the Lawyer magazines December 2006 issue #98. relaunched with new services
Nairobi - September 1st 2006

SoftLaw's website was today relaunched with new services and some sections made free. The new interface is friendlier and allows users to quickly access what they need. In addition the StatutesOnline section which was previously a pay-per-use section is now free of charge. This marks an effort by SoftLaw to play a responsible role as a corporate citizen. Two new services: Find-a-Lawyer and Get-a-client were also unveiled at the launching. The two services allow lawyers and clients to find each other easily and cost effectively.

SoftLaw partners with World Bank.
Nairobi - July 6th 2006

SoftLaw's Genius Executive Centre (GEC) is a participating member in the Intellectual Property segment of an Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property training program by the World Bank. Mr. Stephen Alala, an entreprise consultant at GEC is the resource person for the training. The training is conducted by the World Bank Group arm InfoDev and Kenya Kountry Business Incubator business development initiative in Kenya. He is also a panelist (as a specialist in non-financial business services) in a business creation programme run by TechnoServe, an international organization that helps entrepreneurs build businesses. One of TechnoServ’s original founders is McKinsey Consulting.

SoftLaw founders featured on Financial Post
Nairobi - May 14th 2006

SoftLaw founders: Stephen Alala and Harrison Karanja were exclusive featured in the May 14th edition of the Financial Post. In a story by Guchu Ndung'u titled "Two young self-made millionaires: A story of drive and ambition par excellance" chronicled the lives of the founders and their amazing path to starting and running the SoftLaw group of companies. Read the full text here

Genius Consulting Services
Nairobi - February 24th 2006

SoftLaw has expanded its business support services and now offers consulting services for small business. Our consulting services cover the areas of: business planning, sales & marketing, legal, technology, finance and accounting, management and operations. The Genius Consulting Service is offered free of charge to Genius Executive Members ( ) and for K.Shs. 5,000 per month to non-GEC members.

GEC Deposit 10K Scrapped
Nairobi - February 22nd 2006

Genius Executive Centre (GEC) ( the pioneer business incubator facility in Kenya has scrapped the need for a K.Shs. 10,000 deposit. New members now have even more flexibility when registering as members of the Centre.

Pay for by Sambaza
Nairobi - February 10th 2006

Users of the premier website for Kenyan legal resources can now pay for Access Hours using Safaricom's Sambaza system. This system ensures that you get full value for your money.

Citator 2006 offered for free
Nairobi - February 1st 2006

Everyone can now enjoy the first and leading desktop solution for the laws of Kenya, SoftLaw Citator 2006. It's available for free and can be downloaded from this site.

SoftLaw invests in airport business centre
Nairobi - December 1st 2005

SoftLaw today continued expanding its business portfolio by buying into the airport business centre at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The centre, "Care Handling Services", is located at Unit 3 and offers a wide range of products and services for travellers and airport staff.

GBC Rebranded to GEC
Nairobi - November 23rd 2005

Genius Business Centre today became Genius Executive Centre. This new name reflects the improved quality of the services offered and the executive nature of the members at the centre.

GBC Launched
Nairobi - August 23rd 2005

SoftLaw today launched its newest offering Genius Business Centre (GBC, GBC offers furnished offices at incredibly low prices and flexible terms.

Relaunch of
Nairobi - July 28th 2005

SoftLaw today relaunched its corporate website. The new site includes more information and a user-friendly interface. goes Live
Nairobi - December 8th 2004, is a technological first in information provision. With a unique prepaid system, it allows users to pay only for what they use.

SoftLaw launches website
Nairobi - February 8th 2004 today went live offering users of the world wide web easy access to information on the company.

Kenya's first Electronic Copy of the Laws
Nairobi - October 24th 2003

SoftLaw pioneered the electronic publishing of the laws of Kenya by unveiling an electronic library of up-to-date laws on CD-ROM. The product goes by the name SoftLaw Citator and includes powerful search and navigation features to facilitate finding law.