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Nairobi, (Kenya) -- Judicial ethics and ontology

A conference on judicial ethics was held at Strathmore University on October 29 and 30. Some 400 people took part, mostly lawyers. Kenya’s Vice President, Moody Awori, opened the sessions. Among those in attendance was the representative of the European Union and the Executive Director of the Nation Media Group, the most important group of communications media in East Africa.

During the conference, among other points, the need for encouraging the study of natural law was emphasized for countries that follow the Anglo-Saxon juridical system, as a way of combating corruption more effectively. Among the speakers were Msgr. Cormac Burke, former judge of the Roman Rota; Amos Wako, Attorney General of Kenya; John Githongo, Permanent Secretary of the Office of the President; Patrick Lumumba, Secretary of the Commission for Constitutional Reform in Kenya; Smokin Wanjala, Subdirector of the Anti-Corruption Commission; and Professors Rafael Alvira and Alejo Sisón, from the University of Navarre.

Romana, No. 39, July-December 2004, p. 255.