Making headlines and celebrating success

The Laws Programme made news headlines in the past week due to two convocation ceremonies held in East Africa.

The media’s spotlight shone on Kenya, where Kamiti prison inmate Peter Ouko received his Diploma in the Common Law.

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Picture: BBC

BBC News:

His [Peter Ouko’s] elderly mother and grown-up daughter were also there – and helped him cut a giant cake made for him by celebrity chef Daniel
Mungai, who insisted that a ceremonial sword be used as it was an “extraordinary occasion”.

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Picture: Daily Nation


Daily Nation, Kenyan newspaper:

“I am thankful that a few sponsors and friends came through for me. I would get books sent from the university in the UK. Sometimes they would take very long to arrive,” says the 44-year-old father of two.



NTV Kenya also covered the celebrations. Watch the highlights below:

Celebrations also took place in Uganda. NTV Uganda covered the convocation at Luzira prison, where four students received their Diploma in the Common Law.

Read more on the African convocations.

Pictures are also available on the Laws Programme’s newly launched Facebook page.

Announcements around our plans for 2014/15 overseas convocation ceremonies will be made in the near future. Watch this space!

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