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Kenyan lawyer Lucy Kambuni joins ICC panel

Thursday December 6 2018


Lawyer Lucy Kambuni. She has been elected to serve in the International Criminal Court advisory committee. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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A senior female Kenyan lawyer has been elected to the permanent advisory committee of the International Criminal Court.

Dr Lucy Kambuni clinched that position after being nominated by ICC judges during the ongoing 17th Assembly of States Parties meeting at The Hague in Netherlands.

The Assembly of States Parties is holding its annual session from Wednesday and is expected to end next Wednesday.

“I am really honoured and humbled by this news even though I’m yet to get formal communication,” Ms Kambuni said.

Dr Kambuni, 57, is expected to serve a three-year term. She has an LL. B, LLM and a PhD from the University of Nairobi. She was elected by nine member states.

Having been admitted to the bar 33 years ago, the mother of three is also a proprietor at L. M. Kambuni & Associates, Advocates.

In March, she was among those shortlisted for interviews for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions alongside Mr Noordin Haji.

In 2003, she chaired a Law Society of Kenya committee to investigate corruption in the Judiciary.