24 Senior Counsels at Supreme court with CJ David Maraga.
24 Senior Counsels at Supreme court with CJ David Maraga. FILE | JSC


24 Senior Counsels bestowed by President Uhuru Kenyatta in July have officially been awarded the status in a function held on Thursday at the Supreme Court.

They confirmed the role of the Senior Counsel in a ceremony led over by Chief Justice David Maraga.

The new Senior Counsels are Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Narc Kenya chief Martha Karua, Dr Fackson Wainaina Kagwe, OM Parkash Nagpal, Pravan Kumar Bowry, Charles Waweru Gatonye, and Rautta Athiambo.


Others include Fredrick Ngatia, Mohammed Nyaoca, Philip Murgor, Albert Mumma, Beautah Alukhava Siganga, and Kiragu Kimani.

On the list included Judy Thongori, Taib Ali Taib Bajabir, Zehrabanu Janmohamed, Wilfred Nderitu, Mr John Ohaga, Kioko Kilukumi, Patricia Mande Nyaundi, Dorcas Agik Odhong Oduor, Abdikadir Hussein Mohamed, Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo and John Mugwimi Chigati.

Karua praised her fellow senior counsels on their new law journey.

“Today at the conferment of rank and dignity of senior counsel ceremony. Congratulations to my fellow senior counsels on our conferment.”

President Uhuru Kenyatta conferred them as per the recommendation of the Committee on Senior Counsel, to Advocates of the High Court who have defined themselves by providing excellent service in the legal and public service arenas.

"His Excellency conveys his warmest facilitation to the 24 Advocates whose contribution to law and development have secured their place at the apex of their profession and the highest levels of national conscience," State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena said in a statement.

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