Imagine this; you requires legal services from a law firm. On your day in court, a Catholic nun appears, she is your lawyer, sent by the firm to represent you. Sr Melody Mwende, of the congregation of the little Sisters of St Francis, is one such sister. She is an advocate of the High court of Kenya and today works as the Legal Officer for the Catholic Diocese of Nakuru.
In this issue of The Interview, Arnold Neliba picks her mind on the intricacies of being a lawyer nun and excelling in a field that is not only often dominated by men, but is also thought to be full of tricksters. We bring you excerpts from the interview.
What is your role as the legal officer for the diocese?
I came to the Catholic Diocese of Nakuru in 2018 and started by putting things in order especially with…