Oxford – one of the world’s most prestigious universities, up until its defeat was the defending champions in the Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition.
The competition is conducted around students being given a hypothetical human rights cases to argue out. This is an annual event which sees the best student legal brains around the world participation at a selected physical location, but due to the peculiar COVID 19 situation this year, the event is being held virtually.
The Kenyan University is being represented by third-year and second-year law students Sidney Tambasi Netya and Martin Kioko Munyoto respectively this year.
“We went into this competition with the determination to elevate the voice against violation of human rights, and to that extent, we are proud of achieving this level of success,” Mr Netya said.
On another pieces of good news for the education sector in Kenya, Strathmore University beat Bolivia’s Universidad Catolica, setting the scene for an all-Kenyan final.
This makes it the first time since 2009 that an African team – two from Kenya in this case – has made it to the finals of the competition.
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