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Strathmore Law Students and Graduate Assistants Publish a Monograph

Following their heroic outings in the 2015 All Kenya Moot Court Competition, four Strathmore Law School students: Cindy Wakio, Francis Njoroge, Sandra Bucha and Roy Kitur, under the guidance and together with their mentors and editors, Allan Munyao and Emmah Wabuke; authored a monograph on the principle of non-refoulement. The team came up with the idea of the book after participating in and winning the moot court competition that pivoted around refugee law and more specifically the principle of non-refoulement. The monograph titled, Commentary on the Principle of Non-Refoulement: Challenges and Opportunities, was published by the Lambert Academic Publishing which is based in Germany.


The team saw the need to review and critic the policy as is and propose recommendations on how to progress the policy to make it flexible to conform to changing times. The monograph is a first, not only in the Kenyan legal discussion, but also the regional and international conversation on the refugee laws at hand. It is a progressive view of the principle of non-refoulement that takes into account the contemporary views of many nations, their economic standing as well as the refugee situation in the world over the years.



The book is a must read for any policy maker; students interested in refugee matters especially students of the law; as well as members of the civil society.


The book is available for online purchasing and will be on local shelves as well as libraries soon. The online version can be purchased via MoreBooks.


The team received great support from the law school as well as Strathmore University at large. This is indeed a strong confirmation that there is a bright future for legal scholarship in Africa.