Kakamega County’s Office of the Attorney has received a national recognition after Kenya School of Law (KSL) accredited it as a pupillage training centre.

In a letter from KSL Director/CEO Dr Henry K. Mutai to County Attorney Madam Vivian Mmbaka, the Law School said the County office had successfully gone through the accreditation process and met all the requirements.

This is after Madam Mmbaka applied for accreditation to offer pupillage through a letter dated 2nd June 2022.

“We are pleased to advise that at its meeting held on 5th August 2022 the Kenya School of Law Board approved your institution as a pupillage training centre for a period of six months,” the letter read in part.

“We take this opportunity to congratulate you on successfully going through the accreditation process. We look forward to continue partnering with you to enhance legal training in Kenya,” the letter read further.

Ms Mmbaka welcomed the move saying this has been her dream.

She added that it is only Kakamega and Laikipia counties which are accredited to offer training to upcoming lawyers.

“This is another milestone for the county and my office. It is a plus to us. I am happy that I will be part of the training programme for young lawyers in Kenya. This has been my dream,” she said.

She explained that the KSL will be sending students to her office to undergo the training programme which she noted that will be part of Corporate Social Responsibility by her office.

“I feel happy that through such trainings I will be returning back my support to the community and contribute to production of quality lawyers in Kenya,” she said.

The move comes few months after the Attorney office agreed to offer free legal service to victims of Gender Based Violence in the County.