three lawyers win excellence awards

HIGH Court judge Justice Isaac Lenaola and three lawyers have won excellence awards from the East Africa Law Society.

Lenaola, Law Society of Kenya council member James Mwamu, senior counsel Tom Ojienda and Irene Ndegwa were recognised at the 20th EALS annual conference in Zanzibar.

The EALS President Nassor Khamis Mohamed honoured them during the November 27-28 meeting.

In a statement yesterday, LSK said Mwamu won the EALS Presidents Award for setting milestones.

Mwamu, the immediate former EALS President, won the EALS Anniversary Award 2015 for exemplary service.

Lenaola won the EALS Honorary Membership Award for supporting and contributing to the development of regional jurisprudence.

Ojienda was awarded the EALS Anniversary Award 2015 for exemplary service to the organisation during his tenure as president from 2006 to 2008.

Irene Ndegwa won the EALS Young Lawyer of the Year Award for dynamism and promise in applying the law for individual and collective good.

Other regional lawyers who were honoured include Salum Toufique from Zanzibar (Senior Lawyer of the Year), Justice Bart Katurebe from Uganda (Career Achievement Award) and Muyango Astere from Burundi (Young Lawyer).

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