On Tuesday, 26 September 2023, Kabarak Law School held its inaugural Fresher's Welcome Breakfast, titled "The Ideal Lawyer Breakfast" at Lake Bogoria Spa and Resort – Kabarak, starting at 7:00 a.m. During the event, the Dean of the School of Law, Prof J Osogo Ambani, welcomed the Year One Semester One class and highlighted the exceptional qualities of the School. These qualities include offering excellent legal education, providing a dynamic curriculum, having distinguished faculty, consistently winning moot court championships, conducting cutting-edge legal and interdisciplinary research and publications, organising thought-provoking local and international conferences, providing a stimulating student experience, and offering dedicated service to the community. The Dean also encouraged the class to strive for excellence and make an indelible mark not only in the School but also in their own lives.
The Dean then introduced the Guest Speaker, Mr Ambrose Weda, Esquire. Mr Weda is an accomplished teacher, advocate, entrepreneur, and author. Mr Weda is the author of The Ideal Lawyer.
The Freshers had the privilege to meet him and to learn from him. Mr Weda emphasised six key points for aspiring lawyers to consider: they should think about the long-term, strive for knowledge, seek mentorship, develop grace, hone their writing and oratory skills, and, above all, ground their lives in Jesus. These six points had a profound impact on the entire audience - the Freshers and members of faculty.
The event was truly unique and unparalleled. The future of our country rests in the capable hands of our students, and it is crucial that we instill in them the right values so that they can become dependable members of society. The founder of our esteemed Institution, His Excellency, the Late Daniel T Arap Moi, Second President of the Republic of Kenya, once famously said, "education is both a reflection and a catalyst for change, but we must ask ourselves what we want to transform our students into. As we impart academic education to our young minds, we must never overlook the equally important aspects of spirituality and morality." –
As the Freshers embark on their academic journey, we wish them the very best.