Jebra Kambole

Jebra Kambole is an Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania and is the co-founder and head of Litigation of Law Guards Advocates, a multifaceted legal firm based in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. He is one of the few lawyers who participate in public education on law and human rights in the media, and has been a regular guest on Star TV (Tanzania), East Africa TV, Clouds FM, EA Radio, and Radio Free Africa, amongst others. Jebra participated in the Misc Civil Case no. 5 of 2016 between Rebecca Gyumi Versus the Attorney General of Tanzania, heard in the High Court of Tanzania. In July 2016, in a remarkable ruling, the Court declared child marriage is unconstitutional. Currently, Jebra is working on constitutional cases challenging the Cyber Crime Act of 2015, and is one of the lawyers representing the Media Council of Tanzania, Legal and Human Rights Centre and Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition against the Attorney General of Tanzania before the East Africa Court of Justice. This case seeks to challenge the Media Service Act which threatens freedom of expression and breaches the East Africa Treaty, Ref No. 2 of 2017 (still pending). He is a member of the Tanganyika Law Society Committee of Constitutional and Legal Affairs. Jebra is a public figure, a lawyer and a human right activist. He believes changes starts with him and it is his passion to see a society with legal and social justice.