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MKU tops in list of law students on judiciary attachment

FILE PHOTO: A section of Mount Kenya University law students pose for a photo after being admitted to the bar
Mount Kenya University Parklands School of Law had the highest number of students on judiciary attachment between July, 2019 and June, 2020.

The State of the Judiciary and the Administration of Justice Annual Report 2019/2020 released by Kenya’s Chief Justice David Maraga last Friday says the judiciary placed 837 students over the one year period.

The students were from Mount Kenya University, University of Nairobi (UoN), Catholic University, Africa Nazarene, Riara, Kabarak, and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). MKU had 215 students, followed by UoN (207), Kabarak (153), Riara (111), Catholic (79), Africa Nazarene 39 and JKUAT (33).

For the period July to December, 2019, MKU had 130 students on the coveted attached. The rest (85) were absorbed in the months between January and June this year.

“It is such an honor to be able to partner with the Judiciary in training our students” says the MKU Parklands School of Law Director Nelly Wamaitha. “To this end and on behalf of the MKU Parklands Law Campus I would wish to extend our appreciation to the team at Judiciary Training for the support they continue to accord us in posting our students to the various stations and without this team, these great achievements would not be possible.”

Since its establishment, the School of Law has etched a reputation for training top-notch lawyers and other professionals in the legal fraternity. It is accredited by the Council for Legal Education to train at undergraduate level.

In cognizance of the role that attachment and pupilage plays in development of young professionals, the judiciary provided a total of 55 students with pupilage, 341 with industrial attachments, and 1,507 law students were offered judiciary attachments in various courts.

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