On 20th September 2016, the School of Law hosted Judge Tyrone Keith Yates, an American Judge sitting at the Hamilton County Municipal Court. The Judge arrived early at the Parklands Campus and was taken through a tour of the facilities by Dean Nelly Wamaitha. Thereafter, the Judge held an interactive meeting with the Faculty Members of the School. In the afternoon, the Judge delivered a Public Lecture entitled “The Rule of Law in American Constitutional History” followed by scholarly responses by two Faculty Members. Overall, the lecture was well-attended by both students and Faculty Members and the presentation by the Judge was excellent.
The sixth round of free legal clinics saw 80 law students visit the Langata Women Prison in Nairobi on Saturday 3 September 2016. The law students upheld the principle, ‘innocent until proven guilty’ by providing free legal advice to over 200 remandees.
The cases handled by the students ranged from murder, robbery with violence, drug trafficking to loitering. Even the newly crowned Miss Langata Prison ‘Ruth Kamende’ was not left out; the students offered her legal advice on her murder charges. She has been charged with stabbing her boyfriend 22 times. The students also donated much needed food stuff and toiletries to the inmates and their children who lived behind bars.