Two Kenyan universities have made history after making it to the finals in an International law competition.
The competition saw aspiring lawyers being given a hypothetical human rights case to argue, with teams from different parts of the globe participating in the annual event which was this year held virtually.
To mark a major achievement, Kenya’s Kenyatta University beat the UK’s Oxford University in the semi-finals.
Representing the University was third year and second-year law students Sidney Tambasi Netya and Martin Kioko Munyoto.
As part of the competition, the prestigious Oxford university was defending champions in the Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition.
Speaking in regard to this achievement, Mr. Netya stated that they handled the competition with much determination and were elated to have made it through.
“We went into this competition with the determination to elevate the voice against violation of human rights, and to that extent, we are proud of achieving this level of success,” Mr Netya said.
Apart from Kenyatta University, Kenya’s Strathmore University beat Bolivia’s Universidad Catolica.
This achievement is historic considering that this is the first time since 2009 for an African team [Kenya] to have reached the finals.