Former Chief Justice’s Willy Mutunga to launch book

Written By: Claire Wanja

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In the book Dr Mutunga pays tribute to Fr Alex, who turns 80 this year

The former Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court, Dr Willy Mutunga will on Saturday unveil “The Meaning of Social Transformation”, a publication that discusses a myriad of human rights isues affecting people living in the slums of Nairobi, and honors Fr Alex Zanotelli, who introduced him to community service in the poor slum of Korogocho.

The public launch will be held in Korogocho, at St John’s Catholic Church from 2pm.

In the book Dr Mutunga pays tribute to Fr Alex, who turns 80 this year, “I would never have been present among the poor, were it not for Fr Alex, who inspired me and to aspire – to have a world view of humanity and liberation of the poor” he says

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The launch of the book, takes place at a time that Kenya is grappling with the challenge of access to justice especially for the poor, and a myriad of other human rights issues.

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The launch will bring together civil society, religious groups, youth and women organizations, government officials among others.

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One or the two keynote speeches on social justice and social transformation: taking a look at the importance of equality and equity in growth and development. The moderator will then guide a question and answer period.

The authors will make a presentation of the book, discussing what inspired the book project, and sharing the key elements of the book. The moderator will then facilitate a question and answer period.

Artists are expected to codify reality and information about the book into an art form, and make a presentation to the audience at the book launch. The performances by are expected to build a compelling case for social justice and transformation.

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The former Chief Justice of Kenya will be the Chief Guest at the book launch. The moderator will engage the Chief Guest on the broad themes of Social Justice and Equity, followed by a question and answer. Also, the Chief Guest will make official remarks before launching the book.


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