|Liz Mkamboi Lenjo|
SEE ALSO :Office parties can make your careerWhat have these titles enabled you to achieve? Apart from being appointed coordinator of MMUI Kenya and East Africa by the Kenya Franchise holder Daniel Juma last year, I was Miss Catholic University of Eastern Africa in 2006/2007, Miss University Kenya first runner up in 2007 and Miss Congeniality 2007. These titles provide a platform to gain exposure into the corporate world and to create an impact in society. Also, at the beginning of this year I partnered with Mkamboi Mwakale to start a women’s magazine — Varsity Phunk. It was a challenge starting, but it is coming up well and the first issue is out in supermarket magazine stands. The second should be out soon. However, I have resigned as editor of the magazine to work on other projects. I still write for True Love and HPDA. I was also part of the ‘Life Journeys’, the coffee table book on some of the outstanding women achievers in Kenya and we are currently working on another coffee table book. It is an amazing experience because I have the opportunity to take part in documenting Kenya’s rich history and culture.What are the challenges of all the things you multi-task in?
SEE ALSO :Why PhD students take a decade in schoolBeing a young lawyer, I have to strive to be unique. The legal fraternity is getting crowded and the standards keep rising. However, being a writer affords me more exposure and enables me to network. As far as the MMUI role is concerned, my biggest challenge is to give the franchise a new face. We are currently working on re-launching MMUI in Kenya as well as opening up more opportunities for the various university beauty pageant winners. Getting corporate sponsors is a challenge, but I am with a dedicated team and we are determined to make the event happen this year and thereafter be consistent annually. As a writer, the challenge I face most is being able to convince someone to trust me with their life stories in order to tell it on their behalf. It is fulfilling, though, when they call back to thank me. Out of all the things you do, what do you love most and why?I have a blog dubbed Liz Lenjo’s Law- lizlenjo.elimisha where I try to discuss legal matters in a conversational and approachable way to enlighten Kenyans in some of their basic rights and knowledge of the law. I started it in January, but it is slowly shaping up and I love it. I also enjoy modelling because I have managed to inspire small-bodied girls to realise they are as beautiful as the international models.