Senate starts probe into mass failure at law school

The Justice and Legal Affairs Committee chaired by Senator Samson Cherargei has launched the probe following a petition. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Report by a taskforce released in January 2018, laid bare the massive failure of law students seeking to be admitted as advocates of the High Court from 2009 to 2016.

  • The taskforce, chaired by prominent lawyer Fred Ojiambo indicated that only 7,530 out of 16,086 students who sat the bar examinations passed, 8,549 failed. 

The Senate has launched parallel investigations into mass failure of students sitting the Bar examination at the Kenya School of Law (KSL) in the past eight years.

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