We were honoured to visit the University of Nairobi School of Law which is the oldest university in Kenya on 4th April 2018.
Mr. Wilfred Mutubwa, FCIArb (member of YMG Steering Committee) covered the main types of ADR and shared his journey towards becoming a Fellow of the Institute. The YMG Vice Chairperson Mr. James Ngotho, MCIArb enlightened the students on opportunities available in ADR as a student as well as in future. He also guided them through the various CIArb training pathways under the Golden Thread.
The Vice Chairperson of the CIArb Kenya Mr. Samuel Nderitu, FCIArb spoke in depth about how to set up a career in ADR and discussed investment treaty arbitration which is a fairly new area especially for ADR practitioners in Africa.
Mr. Francis Kariuki, MCIArb discussed Mediation training in Kenya, Court Annexed Mediation and Traditional Dispute Resolution Mechanisms. He also encouraged the students to get more involved in CIArb activities and submit more articles in ADR.
The Kenya YMG Chairperson Mercy Okiro, MCIArb discussed the Young Members Group and benefits of the Student Membership of CIArb. She shared her journey in ADR and encouraged the students to consider ADR alongside their law degrees. Finally, she informed students that Kenya YMG would be launching a local student membership scheme to ensure more participation of Kenyan students in the local YMG.
The question and answer session was superb as the students had prepared a myriad of questions in advance which were answered excellently by the panel. We wish to thank the former Chairperson of CIArb Kenya Dr. Kariuki Muigua who assisted us in planning the event as well as the Branch Committee and Secretariat for their support.