MP BABU OWINO PLEADS WITH PRESIDENT RUTO OVER PLIGHT OF LAW STUDENTS.

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Embakasi East MP Babu Owino who has vowed to fight for law graduates to be admitted at Kenya School of Law./PHOTO BY S.A.N.

BY SAM ALFAN.

Embakasi East MP Babu Owino has appealed to President William Ruto to intervene on behalf of over 3000 law graduates and have them admitted to the Kenya School Law (KSL).

The MP said over 3000 students who have completed their law degrees have been denied entry to KSL because they did not score a minimum of grade B (plain) in English and Kiswahili in their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).

The legislator said the students did the law degree between 2015 and 2022 but their attempts to join KSL for a diploma in law have been thwarted by the requirement to score B (plain) in the two subjects in their final secondary education examination.

Babu said in a press conference that the failure to admit the students for the programme was in contravention of the Legal Education Act

He said some of the students obtained first and second class honours in the law degrees and some of the come from humble backgrounds were looking forward to secure jobs after completing the programme and be admitted to the bar.

The MP said he took up the matter to pursue the matter, which is pending determination at the Supreme Court.

For one to join the bar as an advocate, a student must obtain a four-year law degree programme at an institution that is recognised by the Council of Legal Education in Kenya and receives a Bachelor’s degree in law, before joining the KSL for a one year post-graduate programme and complete bar.

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