BABU OWINO PROMISES TO FIGHT FOR LAW GRADUATES DENIED ADMISSION IN KSL
Embakasi East MP Babu Owino has appealed to President William Ruto to intervene and have the 3,000 law graduates admitted to the Kenya School of Law.
The over 3,000 students reportedly graduated from various law schools between 2015 and 2022.
They were reportedly not admitted to the Kenya School of Law on grounds that they did not score a minimum of B plain in English and Kiswahili.
The aggrieved students through Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino want the head of state come to the aid of students.
Babu told journalists at the Milimani Law Courts that refusal by the KSL contradicts the Legal Education Act.
The lawmaker further noted that most students despite scoring first and second class honours come from humble backgrounds and education is the only independent livelihood.
“Parents invested their money to have their children educated, we have to help these students harvest the fruits of their hard work by giving them licenses to practice… we cannot watched dreams being shattered,” he said.
He said that he has taken upon himself to pursue the matter that his now pending at the Supreme Court.
Unlicensed For Practice
The MP further said that students cannot practice as advocates or lawyers since the requirement is that one must be a diploma holder from Kenya School Of Law (KSL)
“These are qualified lawyers ,it is the Kenya School of law to admit them so that the can achieve their dreams,we have noted double standards and contradictions of the regulations,” Babu Owino told journalists.