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CIArb YMG Kenya talk at the Jomo Kenyatta University Law School

Monday 14 August 2017

L to R: Priscilla Musikali (Lecturer at Jomo Kenyatta School of Law); James Ngotho, MCIArb and Mercy Okiro, MCIArbL to R: Priscilla Musikali (Lecturer at Jomo Kenyatta School of Law); James Ngotho, MCIArb and Mercy Okiro, MCIArb

On 7 June 2017, the CIArb Kenya Young Members Group organised a talk at the Jomo Kenyatta University Law School in Nairobi.

The panel consisting of Mercy A. Okiro MCIArb, Nderitu Sam Mbiriri MCIArb and James Ngotho Kariuki MCIArb provided the students with a basic introduction to mediation, arbitration and adjudication and discussed the opportunities available in the ADR.

The students expressed considerable enthusiasm for the topic, in particular, because the Jomo Kenyatta University has recently started offering ADR as an academic subject.

The students’ desire to learn and engage indicates that the CIArb YMG had chosen an excellent moment for promoting ADR in this community. The attendees discussed possibilities of holding mediation and arbitration training at the Law School in future.

The Dean was very receptive to this suggestion and is currently coordinating this idea with the CIArb Secretariat through the Kenya YMG Chair.