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Oct 15, 2014

As it happened: The 2nd Annual Strathmore Law School Breakfast Meeting

Ambassador Amina Mohamed

In a delightful and elegant way, the 2nd Annual Strathmore Law School breakfast meeting took place on 18th September, 2014; an event organized by the Strathmore Law students. The event that saw lawyers and justices from across the country attend, had a dual purpose of discussing the pertinent yet sensitive question on land titles whilst also raising awareness for the new Strathmore building that will host the School of Law upon completion.

 

In her remarks key guest Ambassador Amina Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs congratulated the Dean - Strathmore Law School, Dr. Luis Franceschi for the tremendous work done with the students this far. “Strathmore University has always attracted bright students and I challenge you law students, to stand out in making a difference,” said Amb. Amina.

 

Strathmore Law School has been in existence for three years now; and in the short span has had great impact in ensuring vibrant debates in matters of policy, the new constitutional dispensation and legal bills of the country are discussed. This factor was obvious in the breakfast meeting, as the school organized a panel discussion on The Land Issue and Validity of Titles: Its impact on the growth of financial sector. The session was discussed at length by a panel of four experts, Mr. Kiragu Kimani, Ms. Anne Kinyanjui, Ms. Amrit Soar and Mr.Wahome, who have 68years combined of experience. 

 

During the session, the panelists discussed and deliberated on land based on perspectives of their experience whilst also attempting to give solutions for the problems that Kenya faces currently. Ms Kinyanjui clarified that land issues are expensive, “The reality is that checking validity of land is a costly affair. However this process should be made affordable for all.” Mr. Kiragu sensitized the audience on the fact that Kenya as a country needs to think of a way forward, especially where land titles are concerned. The team acknowledged that although land issues in Kenya have improved tremendously, there are still major milestones in improving and creating a workable environment for everyone.

 

In his welcoming remarks, Dr. Franceschi lauded the students for putting up a successful event. He also added that the breakfast event was aimed at allowing the public to financially contribute towards the new building’s different rooms, such as a moot court, which will play a big role in bettering the law students’ skills. This would see stronger collaboration between the industry and academia as the Law school serves the country by producing brilliant legal minds to serve industry.

 

Finally to culminate the auspicious occasion, visitors led by Dr. Franceschi and Amb. Amina went on a site-visit to the construction area, where the person in charge of construction took them through the building plan.

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