Nominated Member of Parliament Wilson Sossion on Saturday held a thanksgiving ceremony at his Motigo Village home in Bomet County to celebrate his daughter, Rosemary Chepkorir Sossion, for achieving admirable academic feat.
Rosemary holds two undergraduate degrees from the University of Nairobi (UoN), and is an Advocate of the High Court after she was admitted to the Bar in February 2020 following her successful completion of her post-graduate education at the Kenya School of Law (KSL).
Speaking at the event, which was attended by among others, ODM leader Raila Odinga, COTU chief Francis Atwoli, KANU Secretary-General Nick Salat, Senate Minority Leader James Orengo, Sossion said he was proud of his firstborn child, who overcame turbulence of losing a mother, to still post top grades in school.
Sossion’s first wife-cum-Rosemary’s mother, Monica Sossion, died in a road accident in 2010.
“She (Rosemary) has graduated with two degrees: a bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor’s of Arts in International Relations from the University of Nairobi. She also successfully completed her post-graduate diploma at the Kenya School of Law, and was subsequently admitted to the Bar in the month of February . She was, thereafter, taken up by one of the most reputable law firms in Kenya, Oraro & Company Advocates. She is now a practising lawyer,” Sossion said while addressing invited guests at the ceremony.
“Mine as a father, is to congratulate and thank her. She is my firstborn [child]. When her mother died, she was in Form Two. She has been a very strong girl in every way. When she graduated with her first degree, Bachelor of Law, I rewarded her with a car. When she graduated with a degree in International Relations, I paid for her trip to the United Kingdom. Today, I am not giving you any gift; I am handing you over to the public so that you can serve the public. Deliver justice to the people that you will represent,” added Sossion.
“This country’s democracy and human rights must be promoted, and it is lawyers who are supposed to do it, and you are one of them. As a father, I can tell you that I have presented a competent lawyer to you. Parents, let us not be shy to celebrate children when they do well.”
About Rosemary Sossion’s employer, Oraro & Company Advocates
Oraro & Company Advocates on its website describes Rosemary Sossion as “an associate in the litigation department, who specialises in dispute resolution, employment law, family law, environmental and land law”.
“She (Rosemary) is part of a team acting for a renown commercial bank (under receivership) in a recovery suit after massive theft and embezzlement of funds worth USD 220 million (Ksh23.8 billion) from individuals and companies,” says Oraro & Company Advocates on its website.
“She is also part of a team representing directors in a Kenyan company concerning the fraudulent and unlawful transfer of the shares which resulted in the unlawful transfer of the company’s property.”
Established 38 years ago, by George Oraro SC (one of Kenya’s top litigators), Oraro & Company Advocates is a top-tier, full-service Kenyan law firm.
The firm’s areas of strength include Corporate & Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, Conveyancing & Securities and Tax. Its partnership includes some of Kenya’s best legal minds and its lawyers are recognised by several international leading legal directories.
The firm is also well-recognised for its contribution to Kenyan jurisprudence (through its formidable dispute resolution team), work on some of Kenya’s largest deals and its significant contributions to Kenya’s legal profession.
In April this year, Oraro & Company Advocates achieved a top ranking in the 2020 edition of The Legal 500 EMEA rankings.
The company was ranked a Top Tier Firm in the Dispute Resolution and Employment practice areas. The firm’s banking, finance and capital markets practice area was also highly recommended by the directory.
500 EMEA affirmed the company’s ‘exceptional record in big-ticket disputes’ and noted that it remained a notable name in insolvency and tax disputes.
The firm’s senior partner, George Oraro, and managing partner, Chacha Odera, were ranked as ‘Leading Individuals’ in law.