Lyla’s doctoral research inquires into the dialectic connection between human rights and Islamic fiscal law to develop an innovative theoretical model to finance public healthcare in Kenya. She joined the Centre as a recipient of the Vice Chancellor's International Scholarship for Research Excellence.
As a legal practitioner and an academic, Lyla has worked in academia, law firms and NGOs in East Africa, Belgium, Germany and Wales. She is both an author and co-author of numerous publications in both Kenyan and international journals. She researches on the physical and digital movement of wealth across borders and the impact it has on developing states.
Lyla is a member of the Steering Committee of the Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH), a member of the Law Reform and Devolution Committee of the Law Society of Kenya and a member of the Working Group on Tax of the African Institute of Fiscal Studies. Lyla is also a practising business and trial lawyer as well as a lecturer at the School of Law, University of Nairobi.
See Lyla's Cardiff University page.