The week when the learned ones removed their suits

By Sam Wakhakha, :: 30-03-2011


 From doing voluntary work to going native. This is the statement that can best describe what transpired throughout the lawyers’ week. Entering the law library on Thursday last week, you could have been led into believing that there was an impending mass ‘Kwanjula’ or ‘Kuhingira’ around the corner. Reason; the majority of students donned the traditional wear right from the ‘Kanzu’ to ‘busuti’ and ‘Kitambi’.

It can be safely said that before a judge, all these lawyers would have been referred to as ‘not seen’. In other words, a judge would have told them to go and put on the proper attire. All said and done, this cultural show brought out the likely appearance that the majority law students can have when out of suits. The majority looked elegant. Take Sarah Rubombora, the society’s president for example; the ‘Kitambi’ that she donned did not make a difference about her normal appearance. She was elegant.
Then came the time in helping the kitchen staff serve. The learned friends looked truly misplaced. They did not even have aprons before serving. They did it in their formal attire. It can also safely be said that many returned to class with scents of kitchen flavours. Nevertheless, it was good of them to show that they could help people not only in legal matters but also serving food.
As usual, the week could not end without them doing what they like most-arguing or debating. They excelled here. The ability by the debaters to bring out their points with eloquence was   complemented by the currency and reality of the motion, “Resolved: Cultural institutions have no place in democracy.” Of course as reality has it, the proponents won.
The last event that crowned it was a match where the students played. The match had by press time taken place.

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