Echoes of reggae as Rastafarian advocate admitted to the Bar

Mathenge Mukundi when he was admitted to the Bar on Friday, becoming the first advocate of the Rastafarian faith. PHOTO | COURTESY 

What you need to know:

  • Mr Mukundi was admitted alongside 197 new advocates who included Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed.
  • Mr Mukundi’s admission to the Bar is historic as most countries including neighbour Uganda do not allow Rastafarians to become advocates.

When Buju Banton sang the lyrics, “only Rasta can liberate the people,” in his popular 1997 song Hills and Valleys, he did not have in mind the kind of liberation that the Rastafarian community could have years later upon their admission of one of their own to the Bar.


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