Young Arbiters Society University of Nairobi (UoN) Chapter held the inaugural Dr. Kariuki Muigua Ph.D Annual ADR-Essay Award on Friday. The Essay Award which is open to all Undergraduate Law Students in Kenya was hosted by Young Arbiters Society University Nairobi Chapter in honour of their patron Dr. Kairuki Muigua, PhD for his immense scholarly contribution and organizational leadership in promoting and supporting arbitration in Kenya especially among the youth.
“We, as a society, say Asante Daktari for without, you the inaugural Dr. Kariuki Muigua Ph.D Annual ADR-Essay award would not have been possible. Asante sana Daktari!” stated Young Arbiters Society in a press statement on its social media channels about the Award. Alex Assenga, one of the winners in the Award added: “I am delighted that my paper emerged best at the inaugural edition of the Dr. Kariuki Muigua Annual ADR Essay Competition Dr. Kariuki Muigua Ph.D.”
Your Arbiters Society seeks to empower Young Alternative Dispute Resolution Practitioners by advocating for, encouraging, promoting and taking part in the practice of various Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms. The Society achieves this by promoting the research, training, practice, networking and consulting on various Alternative Dispute Resolution processes and techniques such as arbitration, mediation, traditional dispute resolution, negotiation and conciliation.
Dr. Kariuki Muigua who was the keynote speaker during the Award which were held virtually in compliance with Covid-19 protocols encouraged the young upcoming lawyers and arbitrators to dream big and avoid fear of success as they pursue the journey of success and in the quest to realize their “predetermined goals.” Dr. Muigua has been at the forefront in mentoring young lawyers and arbitrators across the country both as an ADR practitioner and trainer.
“Your keynote speech reminded us of how the fear of success is just as big as the fear of failure. You encouraged us to dream big for when our dreams are big no one can take them away. Above all, you reminded us that while we pursue success we must always remember that: Success is a journey and not a destination. Success is the progressive realization of worthwhile predetermined goals,” noted Young Arbiters Society.
Dr. Kariuki Muigua is one of Kenya’s top 10 Arbitrators and ADR Practitioners and has been recognized and listed by the peer-reviewed Chambers Global Law Directory in the last 3 years. He is also a distinguished Law Scholar and accomplished Mediator and Adjudicator and Senior Lawyer of more than 30 years good standing and the Managing Partner of Kariuki Muigua & Company Advocates, one of Kenya’s leading dispute resolution boutique law firms.
Dr. Kariuki Muigua is a Chartered Arbitrator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) with enviable experience in both international and domestic dispute forums both as arbitrator and counsel. He is an accredited faculty member of Nairobi Centre of International Arbitration (NCIA), he is a Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Regional Trustee for Africa and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Nairobi.
Dr. Muigua has published widely in areas of Environmental Law, alternative dispute resolution (ADR), Access to Justice and Environment and Natural Resources Management. According to Google Scholar, his peer-reviewed articles which number more than two dozen have been cited more than 500 hundred times in scholarly publications in the last couple of years. Dr. Muigua is also an author and his most recent book on Achieving Sustainable Development, Peace and Environmental Security (published in March 2021 by Glenwood Publishers) has been hailed by critics as the leading text in the area.
Dr. Wilfred Mutubwa, Chairman of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)-Kenya Branch congratulated Dr. Muigua (who is also a past CIArb-Kenya Chair) for launching the award. Mr. Vincent Miseda, Board Director of Nairobi Hospital and Finance Director at TripleOKLaw Advocates, also lauded Dr. Kariuki Muigua for supporting the award. “Great work and thinking Daktari. I am particularly impressed,” said Mr. Miseda.
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