Former street boy Morris Mwenda to intern at Supreme Court
A former street boy who rose to fame after fluently discussing the lack of opportunity for street children on Monday had a chance to meet the head of judiciary.
Morris Mwenda was on Tuesday pictured in the Chief Justice Willy Mutunga’s office seated with volunteer Shamit Patel who filmed the viral video.
Young Mwenda’s life has significantly transformed since the video clip went viral as a sponsor pledged to pay his school fees.
During a previous interview, Mwenda had expressed his dream to become a lawyer after completing his studies.
This prompted the chief justice to contact the charity group, Homeless of Nairobi, who are housing the boy.
“As a result of this morning’s meeting, Morris has been invited to intern at the Supreme Court during his school holidays, something that the boy was very happy about as he will get to shadow and, as a result, learn from a lot of people in the law society,” read a post on the charity group’s Facebook page.
The 15-year-old, whose former home was the Jivanjee gardens, has also added a new friend in his life as a tweet from Dr Mutunga insinuated.
“Presenting a copy of the Constitution to my new friend Morris Mwenda, a former street kid. #OpportunityForMorris,” tweeted the chief justice.
The CJ gifted the former street boy with a constitution of Kenya.
Mwenda said the meeting with the chief justice had given him hope and encouraged him to pursue his dream career in law.
“You are the good man..I was just hearing over the radio…CJ Willy Mutunga, but for now I have met you and that’s good…I have also learnt about the judiciary yeah, I have known if I have a case the path I should follow from the magistrate court, high court, court of appeal and so forth,” said the young boy.
Mwenda’s plea for an opportunity also prompted Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko to seek a meeting with him.
The viral video opened up an opportunity to all the boys under the care of the charity group as a sponsor has pledged to pay school fees for all of them.