What you did know about the new LSK Vice President Faith Mony Odhiambo

 

Faith Mony Odhiambo the new LSK vice President photo

Faith Mony Odhiambo is used to juggling a lot of responsibilities. She knows enough Arabic and Italian. To get by in a French-speaking country, she knows enough French. Of course, she speaks Luo, Kiswahili, and English.



She also competed in swimming as a child, for which she completed a lifesaving course as well as a Certified Public Secretary (CPS).



Her mother made sure that she and her siblings were always occupied with numerous courses as they grew up, leaving little opportunity for misconduct, partly because she didn't believe in the shackles of being limited to one talent. Her father, a lecturer at Maseno University, was also a strong supporter of the intellectual component.


Faith Mony Odhiambo the new LSK vice President photo


"As a kid, I was a huge fan of the film The Practice. Eleanor, one of the litigants, stuck out to me. Her demeanour in front of the Supreme Court.


"It was a big event for a woman to be bringing a case before the Supreme Court," Odhiambo explains.



The fictitious hotshot lawyer may have served as an influence for Odhiambo, who is now a real-life hotshot lawyer. 



"However, I believe that as you get older, you discover that what you see on television is not the reality of practice," she explains.



She has served on the board of the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) as secretary and is currently Madam Vice President.



"The reality is that attorneys have been quite agitated over the last two years. There was a significant drive to get rid of everyone from the previous council," she explains.

She had been exhausted by the obstacles she had experienced as a council member at the time. She just wanted to go away from it all for a while "to reboot, reflect, and take stock since it had been such a gruelling two years."


"For example, while I was chair of the Public Interest Litigation and Human Rights Committee, we were able to do a lot in terms of upholding the rule of law and combating derogatory and arbitrary government orders, as well as battling for legal space. It was brought to my attention by others," she claims.


She eventually decided to go for it, perhaps a little later than usual but with a great support system. She organized a campaign team with a couple of her friends who were running for different posts and began a campaign that was distinct from the norm.


Elections in LSK might be a scary idea because candidates must contest on a national level. She had the advantage of not being alone on the campaign trail, so where she couldn't get to, someone else on her team could. People who have previously competed showed her the ropes as well.

 

Faith Mony Odhiambo the new LSK vice President photo

 

 On March 11, 2022, she gracefully accepted her new position as Vice President, which she will retain for two years.



"It was more of a door-to-door effort," she said. She added, "Moving from one law firm to the next. It's more time-consuming, but it's also more professional."


The lawyer explained, " Doing it that way is more low-key, but it's more successful because someone gets to question you, and if you win them over, they'll vote for you."

 

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