Elizabeth has overcome significant challenges to build a promising future for herself. Orphaned at the tender age of 4, she faced financial struggles and lacked basic necessities. However, her life took a positive turn in the 4th grade when she joined Friends of Ngong Road . She found the much-needed support for her education. She embraced the opportunity with determination, consistently demonstrating her commitment to success through her excellent academic performance. When she finished high school, she had achieved remarkable grades and secured admission to a 4-year university.
Initially interested in criminology, Elizabeth received valuable advice from a friend that led her to change her career path. She enrolled in the University of Nairobi and successfully completed a Bachelor’s degree in Law after four years of dedicated study. Building upon her undergraduate education, Elizabeth secured an internship at R.W Mbanya and Company Advocates. This is where she gained practical experience in the legal field. Motivated to further her legal knowledge, she then pursued a diploma in Law at the Kenya School of Law. She completed her studies and pupillage with the support of her sponsor who helped her to get all of the necessary books needed to study and pass her exams. She officially joined the Kenya Bar in June 2023 and became Friends of Ngong Road’s first lawyer graduate.
Elizabeth acknowledges that the program provided her with invaluable opportunities and support that have propelled her educational journey. Her achievements make us immensely proud, and her story serves as an inspiration to other students, illustrating that with the right support and determination, dreams can be achieved.