Dr Fancy Too studied her way to the history books and her graduation party was attended by prominent Rift Valley leaders.
I have been working as Associate Dean at Kabarak University’s School of Law and I recently obtained my PhD in Law from Nottingham Trent University in the UK.
When I started my schooling in 1988, I had no idea I would have obtained my Phd by the age of 33 or that I would have been the first woman in my community to achieve such a feat in Law.
The journey to reach this level in my education has not been easy especially since I am a wife, to Dr Wesley Too, and mother to two young girls.
Balancing my family responsibilities and my academics was only possible due to the invaluable support I received from husband — who is also a scholar in his own right.
I was born in 1983 to the humble family of Mr and Mrs Samuel and Ruth Mutai. I am the first born child in a family of two girls.
I sat for my KCPE at Olenguroune Primary School in Nakuru county in 1996 and sat for my KCSE in 2000 at Tengecha Girls Secondary School in Bureti constituency, Kericho county.
After this, I proceeded for a Bachelors degree in Law at the Moi University where it was not all smooth sailing.
Coming from a humble background, it was a struggle and I remember I almost dropped out of school due to lack of fees. My parents however, struggled to ensure I remain in school and after graduation, in 2006, I got an opening to pursue my Masters degree in Law at the UK based Nottingham Trent University.
While there, I secured the vice-chancellor’s scholarship which enabled me to study for my PhD at the institution.
It has always been my dream to be the best in whatever I put my mind to and today I am happy to say that I am a living proof that any the dream of any Kenyan girl is valid and achievable.
I look forward to serve my nation and act as a mentor to young girls.