In 2008 and 2014, respectively, after a rigorous and thorough examination of Prof Mwenda’s selected scholarly books and peer-refereed journal articles by two leading universities in South Africa and the United Kingdom, namely, Rhodes University and the University of Hull, Prof Mwenda was admitted to the rarely awarded Higher Doctorate degrees of Doctor of Laws (Rhodes, LLD, 2008) and Doctor of Science in Economics (Hull, DSc(Econ), 2014). He also holds a PhD in Law from another leading British university, the University of Warwick. In 2015, Prof Mwenda gave the 2015 Distinguished Lecture at the University of Nairobi Law School in Kenya.
Prof Mwenda has also attended Harvard University, Wharton Business School, INSEAD, MIT Sloan School of Management, London Business School, Saïd Business School at Oxford, Yale University School of Management, Cornell University, University of Warwick, Georgetown University, and Northwestern University in Chicago, US. At the World Bank in Washington DC, Prof Mwenda has served as Senior Counsel for many years and now serves as the Program Manager and Executive Head of the World Bank Voice Secondment Program (VSP). He holds concurrently the position of Extraordinary Professor of Law at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and has taught at American University Washington College of Law (WCL) in the US, the University of Warwick in the UK, the University of Miskolc in Hungary, the University of Cape Town in South Africa, the University of Western Cape in South Africa, and the University of Zambia.