Kabarak University Goes International After Winning Local Moot Competition
After winning the local moot competition, Kabarak University will represent Kenya in the International ICC Moot Competition.
Students fought to resolve worldwide business conflicts during the tournament.
Over thirty professional mediators gave them training based on ICC mediation standards, and well-known experts in conflict resolution looked at how well they did.
The ICC Commercial Mediation Moot Competition took place at the African Nazarene University for three days and ended on Wednesday.
Africa Nazarene University and the University of Nairobi placed third and fourth behind Strathmore University.
Duncan Ojwang, the dean of Africa Nazarene University’s School of Law, told law students to learn by doing.
Ojwang stated that students should take advantage of moot competitions to gain real-world experience and explore case studies.
The competition’s chief judge, Gordon Ogola, stated that universities competing in the competition must have Alternative Dispute Resolution.
“We are now actively encouraging ADR as an avenue that promotes the principle of self-determination in resolving disputes,” Ogola said.
Kenya is the first country in Africa to host the Pan-African International Court of Justice Commercial Mediation Moot Competition.
Court Annex Mediation deputy registrar Carolyne Kendagor praised the use of ADR and mediation in Kenya’s legal system during the closing ceremony.
Kendagor stated that this adoption contributes to realizing the 2010 Kenyan Constitution’s principles.
The competition came after the Kenya Chapter of the International Chamber of Commerce held the second International Conference on Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution in September 2022.
The conference examined growing trends in ADR and arbitration in Africa.
The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), and Daystar University were also participants.