Freyda Owino


  • Africa
  • Investigation Services
  • Litigation and Dispute Support
  • ESG Due Diligence
  • Investor Services

Freyda provides insight and advisory services on compliance, regulatory and integrity matters in Sub-Saharan Africa. She leads on the company’s Business Intelligence practice in East Africa, supporting various client groups, including lawyers, compliance managers, general counsels, and senior management teams through strategic intelligence, market research and bespoke due diligence investigations. Freyda completed the company's Africa Graduate Programme in 2018, having travelled to and worked from our offices in London, Lagos and Johannesburg.

Recent tasks that Freyda has worked on include:

  • An assessment of the flow of oil revenues in South Sudan, including allegations of human rights abuses and financing civil conflict in the country, on behalf of an international commodity trading company.
  • A fraud investigation and media assessment of corruption related allegations against a senior employee of a global supplies and consumer chemicals manufacturer in Kenya.
  • A due diligence investigation into a pan-African retailer, focussing on their modus operandi, market reputation and their entry in the fast foods business in Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda.
  • An integrity due diligence investigation into a high-profile hospital project in Uganda, looking into the contract award process, allegations of favouritism, mismanagement of funds and ties to the political class in Uganda. 

  • Before joining Control Risks Control Risks, Freyda worked with Extractives Baraza, an online platform for stakeholder engagements in the extractives industry in East Africa, in benchmarking the performance of Kenya’s extractives sector against the Extractives Industry Transparency Index (EITI). 

    Freyda is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from Strathmore University, Kenya.

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