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Kennedy Echesa: Meet the No-Nonsense Lawyer Representing Ian Njoroge in Court

A few days ago, Ian Njoroge made headlines in the country after allegedly assaulting a police officer along Kamiti Road in Mirema.

The 19-year-old, while appearing before Milimani Principal Magistrate Benmark Ekhubi, was accused of causing grievous harm, robbery with violence, and resisting arrest.

During the court session, police officers were captured trying to harass the suspect when he was given a face mask to hide his face from the cameras.

However, one of his lawyers, Kennedy Echesa, intervened.

Echesa accused the police officers of wasting taxpayers’ money by escorting Njoroge to court under the tight guard of over 20 officers.

“The accused is in court. You do not have the power to harass him. This is an accused person, and he has the right to have an advocate, and we are here. You brought him here, and you’ll not do anything to him. I now sit here with him. They will not harass him here; let them take him to the police station,” Echesa stated.

Echesa’s firmness in a viral video made him trend, with Kenyans asking who the no-nonsense lawyer was.

According to his LinkedIn page, Echesa is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, a Certified Mediator, and a Policy Consultant.

He is also an enthusiastic and devoted scholar and teacher, who is quick in grasping new concepts and ideas and can cope with various situations that call for patience, skills, and knowledge application.

He is respected for his unique perspectives and expertise on education, law, and political matters. He has appeared on different Kenyan TV stations to share his views on various issues.

His immense love for scholarly excellence has seen him sit on the boards of management of several secondary schools and found the ‘MMUST Alumni Community-Based Foundation,’ which has helped numerous needy students continue their secondary education. He is also a mentor and motivational speaker.

Echesa founded the Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology Alumni Community-Based Foundation to extend his support to underprivileged students further.