Law student sues CLE over its decision
A law student has moved to court to challenge a decision locking him out of the advocates training programme for the 2017-18 academic year. Kennedy Omondi says he sought recognition of his bachelors of law degree from the Commission for Legal Education in vain so he could be admitted to the Kenya School of Law to pursue the programme. Through lawyer Godfrey Otenyo, Omondi said he appealed against CLE’s decision, but his appeal was rejected. He said CLE’s decision is harsh and unfair to him as he diligently studied and worked hard to be awarded his law degree by a licensed legal education provider. “I expected to join the Kenya School of Law but the decision by the CLE locks me out from pursuing my professional ambition of becoming an advocate,” he said.