NAIROBI, The Kenyan capital will play host to more than 1,200 lawyers from around the world who will be attending the African Bar Association (AFBA) annual conference to be held here from July 22 to 28.

The official opening of the event will take place on Monday, July 23, says Edward Muriu, the Team Leader at MMC Africa Law. The five-day conference, to be held under the theme, “‘Africa’s Socio-Economic and Political Future: The African Union’s Agenda 2063 in Perspective”, is expected to be graced by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The conference, which is being co-hosted by the Law Society of Kenya, is being sponsored by the Government of Kenya, MMC Africa Law and the County Government of Nairobi, among others, will discuss constitutional amendments, justice and penal reform, alternative dispute resolution, mechanisms, construction law development, media, sports and entertainment law, environmental law and global warming and armed conflict.

The AFBA conference is an annual event staged in different cities and jurisdictions across the African continent. It seeks to bring together lawyers from within and outside the continent to interact with other professionals, businessmen and women, lawmakers, government officials, captains of industry, multi-national and trans-national organizations among others,” Muriu told a media conference here Thursday.

“The nexus of the conference is to bring all these groups of people together to espouse the law, dissect legal developments for the future of the profession and to discuss issues that touch and concern the present and the future prosperity, security, democracy and the rule of law in Africa.”

He added that part of what would be discussed during the 28 sessions of the conference would include how the AFBA can contribute to shaping the African Union’s Agenda 2063, the continent’s 50-year development startegy adopted at the AU Summit of 2013.

The conference will look into how AFBA can help in shaping the agenda for true African economic, political and social prosperity based on constitutional democracy and the rule of law, said Muriu.

Source: NAM News Network