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Kenyatta University Beats Oxford University as World Moot Court Competition Draws Down to an All Kenya Finals
Kenyatta University’s Sidney Tambasi Netya (third year) and Martin Kioko Munyoto (Second year) are set to represent Kenya at the finals of the World Moot Competition after beating defending champions, Oxford University, in a hotly contested semi-finals.
The two students will be joined by yet another team of Eugene Kanyugo and Mariam Malik from Strathmore University, who defeated Bolivia’s Universidad Catolica to make the case for an all Kenya finals in the Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition.
Confirming the news via email, Mr. Eduardo Kapapelo, Project Coordinator of the programme congratulated the winners and announced that the final round of the competition will be held on 10th December 2020 during the World International Human Rights Day.
“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,” said Sidney Tambasi.
Through a public statement shared on its social media platforms, the Kenyatta University administration congratulated the duo for leveling the United Kingdom based Oxford University and wished the team success in the finals.
Both Strathmore and Kenyatta University are part of the 92 teams drawn from across the world that were accepted into the competition this year. This is even as the 12th edition of the competition’s title is set to come to Africa for a second time, only after a 2009 victory by the American University in Cairo.
The competition is organized by the Center for Human Rights in the University of Pretoria, South Africa.