The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Day in the Life - Florence Kajuju - High Court Lawyer, Meru

My day starts at 6am when I wake up and pray for God's guidance throughout the day. I prepare for work, take breakfast and leave for office at 7:30am.

By 8 am I have read the dailies with more interest on the 'Corridors of power' in the Star newspaper. I then check out my mails and respond to them promptly.

I thereafter hold a meeting with my associate in the office and as a litigation advocate, I interview clients whose matters are set down for hearing during the day to refresh their memory.

I then proceed to court and work up to 1pm after which I go for lunch at home. From 2:30pm, I attend meetings fixed by my campaign team in Meru county where I am aspiring for the women representative seat.

Here, we strategise on the campaign. At 6pm I hit the gym for aerobics or visit the beauty parlor on Thursdays. My desire is to better the lives of our people.

I thus conduct civic education especially on the constitution and the electoral laws through workshops and regular programmes on the vernacular radio stations.

I get back to the house by 7pm. I take a shower and enjoy a cup of Masala tea as I watch the local TV news. I then take dinner with my family and thereafter prepare my outfit for the next day and then read a novel before retiring to bed at 11pm.

I normally do my shopping at the Budget stores in Meru and Uchumi and during weekends I schedule and attend several campaign meetings.

On Sundays I attend a church service at St Massimo catholic in Mikinduri and visit other churches when invited. Over the school holidays, I spend time with my family and go out on Sundays after the church service.

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