The partnership between the Council for Legal Education [CLE] and HELB is very valuable because students may apply for loans to enable them pay for their professional exams. It also ensures we execute our role and mandate to ensure that we are providing the market with trained lawyers to be admitted as advocates in Kenya. The funding has so far benefited about 390 students.
The fact that HELB is anchored by Law and has a track record of administering the funds for years is invaluable as this guarantees the sustainability of a Revolving Fund. Beneficiaries who have benefited from the funding should therefore ensure to pay back the loan so as to ensure continuity of the fund for those who come after them. Corporate organizations, law firms, and institutions that would want to support legal education and training should partner with HELB because they have, without a doubt, the knowhow of administering the fund.