Law Society of Kenya counsel Esther Ang'awa has been trending on Twitter for the better part of Thursday after her submissions earlier in the day during the BBi Appeal case at the Court of Appeal.

Netizens singled out the young lawyer for her poise and oratory prowess as she co-chaired the LSK defence in the ongoing BBI Appeal with the organisation's president Nelson Havi. 

Ms Ang'awa poked holes into the appeal filed by the Building Bridges Initiative proponents and IEBC with one of her key arguments being on the matter of public participation in the BBI affair.


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"Civic education may have been made a fancy affair by NGOs and the civil society but it is more than that. If these provisions on the referendum submitted by the commission should apply, I see no reason why the appellants have a problem with the finding of the superior court," She said.

Despite facing respondents much more experienced in the legal profession, Ang'awa was unfazed. Her submissions sparked discussions on social media and she was soon the number one trending topic in the country.

Social media personality Gabriel Oguda gushed in praise of Ms Angawa while taking the opportunity to deliver a light-hearted jab at her co-counsel Nelson Havi.

Other social media users waxed lyrical on the Migri based lawyer as her eloquence awing Kenyans on Twitter.

Esther Ang'awa practices law in Nairobi having graduated from the University of Nairobi Law School in 2013 and a year later from the Kenya School of Law.

The Advocate of the High Court first worked at the Ibrahim, Issack & Company Advocates as a lawyer between 2013 and 2014. She returned to the firm for a 5-month stint in 2016.

in June 2016, Esther Ang'awa established Ang'awa & Company Advocates which has offices in Nairobi and Migori. She describes herself as having " a passion for community development with specific focus on programs targeting youth, women, and children."