In the past, some university courses were majorly assumed to be the preserve of men, while women were relegated to simpler courses.
Courses like law, medicine and engineering were considered to hard for women, however, that ceiling was crashed.
Below is a list of female Kenyan celebs and politician who are lawyers.
Classic 105 radio presenter Terry Mumbai alias Miss Sunshine is a certified lawyer.
Speaking about it in the past. Terry said,
‘Getting through law school was tough but my heart was always in media. I knew that school was important and I’d promised myself that I’d complete my studies.
As soon as I was done I knew I had to follow what I loved so I worked towards being here!’
She has in the past worked with stations such as Hot 96 hosting alongside Willis Raburu.
Corazon who is Kenyan socialite cum businesswoman is an advocate having graduated from the Kenya School of Law.
She said she was thrust into the socialite lifestyle by chance.
‘I WAS IN THE KENYA SCHOOL OF LAW WHEN I DECIDED TO GO FOR A SHOOT.
I PUT THEM ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND THAT IS HOW I BECAME A SOCIALITE.
I HAVE NO REGRETS AS MUCH AS I WAS A BRILLIANT STUDENT, I ALSO WOULD NOT HAVE WANTED A 9:00 TO 5:00 JOB IT WORKED OUT FOR GOOD.’
The outspoken female politician studied law at the University of Nairobi.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Law degree.
Millie began her career in the attorney general’s office practising civil litigation before moving on to human rights law, with an emphasis on women and children.
Her quiet demeanour may fool you into thinking that she is not learned.
She is the current Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs. Omamo studied law at the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK. She is a Senior Counsel and an Advocate of the High Court for 27 years.
She was the first female chairperson of the Law Society of Kenya from 2001 to 2003 after serving as a council member from 1996 to 2000.
She is the current elected Senator for Nakuru County.
Susan was admitted to the University of North Texas, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.
In 2006, she graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from the Law School of Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, Texas.
Subsequently, she was admitted to the Texas Bar, after passing the requisite examinations.
Following her graduation from law school, she worked in the public service. Later she left public service and established The Kihika Law Firm in Dallas, Texas.
She has since relocated completely in Kenya.