Kenya: President Kenyatta confirms the rank and dignity of senior counsels

Kenya: President Kenyatta confirms the rank and dignity of senior counsels

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Nairobi, Kenya — On 20th of July 2020, H.E Uhuru Kenyatta, the President of Kenya set his hand and sealed to issue the letters of conferment bestowing the rank and dignity of Senior Counsel to twenty-four (24) eminent and distinguished Advocates of the High Court of Kenya.

The Presidential Prerogative to confer the rank and dignity of Senior Counsel is set-out under the Advocates Act. The rank of Senior Counsel is conferred in accordance with the recommendations of the Committee on Senior Counsel, to Advocates of the High Court of Kenya who have distinguished themselves by rendering exemplary service in the legal and public service arenas.

The Advocates who by dint of the Presidential action will be added to the Roll of Senior Counsel are:

OM Parkash Nagpal, Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, Martha Wangari Karua, Fackson Wainaina Kagwe (Dr.), Pravin Kumar Bowry, Charles Waweru Gatonye, Rautta Athiambo, Fredrick Ngatia, Mohammed Nyaoga, Philip Murgor, Albert Mumma, Beautah Alukhava Siganga, Kiragu Kimani, Judy Thongori, Taib Ali Taib Bajabir, Zehrabanu Janmohamed, Wilfred Nderitu, John M. Ohaga, Kioko Kilukumi, Patricia Mande Nyaundi, Dorcas Agik Odhong Oduor, Abdikadir Hussein Mohamed, Paul Otiende Amollo and John Mugwimi Chigiti.

Ms. Kanze Dena Mararo, State House Spokesperson, State House, Nairobi said that His Excellency conveyed his warmest felicitations to the twenty-four Advocates whose contributions to law and development have secured their place at the apex of their profession and at the highest levels of the national conscience. She said that the date for the conferment ceremony will be scheduled and notified in due course.

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