In 2013 Kethi Kilonzo dazzled the country with her powerful delivery at the Supreme Court of Kenya during the presidential petition. Kethi became an inspiration to women and almost joined the country’s senate after the unfortunate demise of her father Mutula Kilonzo.
Flash forward to 2017 and country has again been treated to the beauty and brains of two brilliant young lawyers seating on opposite sides. The two brainy beauties are Melissa Ng’ania who is probably the youngest lawyer to participate a presidential petition and Julie Soweto who holds a master’s degree in law from University of Pretoria and an LLB from the University of Nairobi.
First on the stand on Tuesday the 14th was Ms Ng’ania who alongside Fred Ngatia, Ahmednassir Abdullahi and lawyer Tom Macharia are representing President Uhuru Kenyatta in the petition filed by Raila Odinga.
Ngania, who was admitted to the bar in 2011 did not disappoint with her grasp of law as she brilliantly took on other outstanding legal minds in the country while making her submissions.
A day later it was Ms Julie’s turn to make her submissions and it’s fair to say that she did not disappoint. Her presence reminded many of a similar appearance by lawyer Kethi Kalonzo who represented one of the parties in the 2013 Supreme Court case. Incidentally, Soweto’s is Ms Kilonzo’s personal lawyer.
The Kenya High School old girl runs her own law firm Soweto & Company Advocates and boasts a stellar resume.