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AG Challenges law schools to lead in constitutional implementation
September 18, 2013…..
The Attorney General Prof. Githu Muigai has challenged law schools in the country to
remain at the forefront of implementing the constitution because the schools have skills of
interpreting the constitution.
The AG was addressing staff, students and legal experts on Legal Education Policy Making
and Implementation in a forum organized by the University to discuss the role of law
schools in the implementation of the constitution at School of Law, Parklands. He said that
Law schools should embrace technology to enhance learning resources through sharing
with other institutions.
The forum is part of the activities organized by the University of Nairobi to sensitize its
stakeholders on the constitutions. The activities commenced on August 12th as part of
the100-day Rapid Results Initiative.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George Magoha chronicled the role played by the University of
Nairobi scholars in the drafting and implementation of the constitution. The late Prof.
H.W.O. Okoth Ogendo, the Attorney General, the late Dr. Adronico Adede and Prof. Musili
Wambua who were commissioners in CKRC. Many other members of staff contributed in
different ways. He challenged UoN alumni who are spread in many sectors in the country to
spread the gospel about the constitution. He said “this panel discussion seeks to catalyze
discussions on the role of law schools in the implementation of the constitution.
With regard to the School of Law, University of Nairobi, many members of staff have
expressed the wish that all University of Nairobi students are taught Constitutional Law as
a common course. This is a role especially cut out for the School and added that
partnerships among players in the legal education sector will contribute to a deepened
understanding of the Constitution and robust debates on its implementation.
Others who addressed the forum included the CIC chairperson, Dr. Elizabeth Muli who
spelt out CIC mandate as monitoring and overseeing the implementation and challenged
legal institutions to be centres of excellence that model the constitution. The