By Isaac Akugizibwe
KIU, Main Campus-Justice Ochieng is one of the happiest people after confirming that he will be graduating with a bachelor of laws degree during KIU's 28th graduation ceremony on Saturday, 25th November, 2023.
Ochieng missed the June graduation ceremony due to what he called unforeseen circumstances but after five months, the Kenyan legal gladiator will finally be honoured.
"It's oddly satisfying to acknowledge the toughness of life, even in the face of missing the June graduation due to unforeseen technicalities," he said with a smile.
He described his academic journey as "a profound series of lessons." "Each challenge etched its teachings, shaping me into someone who not only learned but mastered valuable skills—ensuring those lessons won't be repeated."
Ochieng's academic journey, despite its trials, has been nothing short of amazing and he admits, that choosing KIU, has turned him into a wholesome individual.
"Without KIU, I would have missed out on essential tools to navigate life. It's more than an academic institution; it's a source of empowerment. Armed with these tools and fueled by positive energy, I am ready to catalyze societal change." he said.
Looking forward, Ochieng's horizon holds a master's pursuit in Sydney, Australia, next year where he intends to focus on international human rights.
"I want to pursue a masters in Sydney Australia next year to put more emphasis on the international human rights as a professional advocate of the same field."
"This step is not just a personal milestone but a commitment to contribute meaningfully to the global conversation on human rights.