Former socialite-turned-entrepreneur Corazon Kwamboka has been admitted to the bar.
Corazon Kwamboka – alongside 122 other advocates – was admitted to the bar by Chief Justice David Maraga at a special session of Supreme Court of Kenya on Monday, November 21.
Corazon Kwamboka pursued a bachelor’s degree in Law at the University of Nairobi, where she graduated with a Second Class Upper Honors in 2014, and joined the Kenya School of Law thereafter.
The ex-socialite, who is an alumnus of Lwak Girls High School, has always been smart. She scored an A-plain in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education.
A local company hired her straight from high school – when she was only 17.
In a past interview, Corazon Kwamboka said she plans to pursue Entertainment Law, which is still a grey are in Kenya.
Born and brought up in Bondo Corazon, who rose to fame as a result of her curvy physique, said that her semi nude photos which made the rounds online in the past would not deter her from actively practicing law; adding that the photos were her way of promoting self-confidence and encouraging plus size women to embrace their bodies.
Corazon Kwamboka now runs a clothing line.
Work for your money: CJ Maraga
Justice Maraga urged the 123 new advocates of the High Court of Kenya to desist from corruption, and work hard to earn wealth honestly.
“Lawyers must not believe that judicial officers must be bribed or that paying a magistrate or a judge is the short cut to winning cases for their clients,” CJ Maraga told the lawyers.
Further, the CJ asked the Law Society of Kenya to tighten disciplinary mechanism in the legal profession so as identify and banish rogue lawyers.
Maraga reminded the graduands of the immense task lying before them as agents of the courts to deliver justice to the people of Kenya and observe the law.
“In taking an oath or affirmation before me today you agree to uphold the duties to your clients and the general public at large, more importantly you have accepted a paramount duty to the court.”
The special session of the Supreme Court was organized in honour of the late former Chief Justice, Abdul Majid Cockar, for his service and legacy in the profession.
Majid Cockar was Kenya Chief Justice during the retired President Daniel Arap Moi’s regime between between 1994 and 1997, a post he succeeded from Fred Apaloo.
Retired Justice Cockar passed on on October 31, 2016 at his home in Nairobi.
The deceased’s family members joined judges of superior courts in the country; Supreme Court, Court of appeal, High Court and special courts, the Attorney General and senior counsels to pay respect to the late Justice Cockar.
CJ Maraga hailed the late Justice Cockar as an astute lawyer who made tremendous contribution to the administration of justice in Kenya.
“Justice Cockar will be remembered for this exemplary commitment and diligence to his work during his tenure in the judiciary,” said Justice Maraga.
It is a traditional in the legal profession for judges and other members of the fraternity to share a bench in remembrance of a departed colleague.