Mahat Somane: Profile of Harvard Schooled IEBC Lawyer -

Mahat Somane: Profile of Harvard Schooled IEBC Lawyer

During the presidential appeal at the Supreme court of Kenya on Thursday, September 1, Lawyer Mahat Somane who is representing the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) accused Raila’s
legal team of manipulating Forms 34A.

Somane pulled in acclaims with his expression and articulation of information technology and legal jargon while defending President-elect, William Ruto’s victory.

“The court already pronounced itself on the issue of the 50 per cent plus one vote. Deal with it! It’s over!” Somane hit back at Raila Odinga and Martha Karua who claimed that Ruto did not attain the required threshold to be declared President Uhuru Kenyatta’s successor. “No one can upload Form 34A, not even Wafula Chebukati. They are only transmitted from the KIEMS kits from the polling stations and that’s the end of the story,” he added, disparaging Raila’s claims that Forms 34A were manipulated.

Somane graduated with a Bachelor of Law from the University of Nairobi in 2005 and a Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law in 2007.

He was additionally admitted to the Bar that year. In 2010, he graduated with a Masters’ Degree in Public Policy (International Economic Development)from Harvard Kennedy School.

After a year in 2011, he finished one more Masters’ Degree in Law (Corporate Law and Governance) from Harvard Law School.

Winning a Fulbright scholarship to learn at Harvard is an opportunity he says assisted him with getting legal information from quite possibly of the best institution on the globe.

Brought into the world in a family of 10, Somane expressed he wanted to help his marginalized community in Garissa County.

The lawyer who represents IEBC in the 2017 Presidential political race request deals with a law firm, Garane and Somane Advocates, that he co-founded to cater for startups.

The firm offers free administrations to new companies as well as gives free legal aid to vulnerable and underprivileged citizens seeking justice.

Somane also farms watermelon as a part-time activity.