Â Muthoni Kunga is a lawyer and a singer with theÂ ElaniÂ trio.
What is your alma mater?
I got an LL.B degree from the University of Nairobi.Â
Was law your first choice and do you practice?
At some point I wanted to be a farmer, but I always deeply wanted to be a musician. However, I continue to applyÂ myÂ legal knowledge inÂ myÂ music career.Â
What is the misconception that people have about the law course?
There is a misconception that itâ€™s very hard. It is not. While it is a challenging course, I learnt that as long as you apply yourself, as it is with any course, you will do well.
What were you known for in campus?
MyÂ music. I would always invite classmates to our shows. At the time, however, we had only done live shows and had no songs out.Â
What was the unit you enjoyed most?
I am drawn to the concept of law across the board and have no preference among the course units offered. The logic and concepts of justice that applied to everything always really amazed me.Â
Who was your favorite lecturer, and why?
I genuinely did not have one. I always keptÂ myÂ head down when I got into class, learned and left.Â
How did you balance between work and study?
I think itâ€™s possible to balance anything as long as you enjoy what you are doing and are willing to dedicate time and effort to it. I created a schedule, worked hard, and delegated when I had to.Â
Did you skip any classes?
I did not have a reason to. I lived on campus for a few years so going to class was an issue of walking a short distance.Â
Where did you hang out?
InÂ myÂ room, or inÂ myÂ house. There was always so much to do because we were trying to buildÂ ElaniÂ as a brand. Free time was usually practice time.Â
How did you manage your finances in campus?
There wasnâ€™t much finance to manage. There wereÂ daysÂ when Iâ€™d honestly have a queen cake and soda as a meal. I ate in the school, which saved a lot of money. A frugal lifestyle, however, is something that comes easy for me.Â
Did you date in campus?
(Laughs)BetweenÂ ElaniÂ and school there was little time for much else. I thinkÂ myÂ advice on dating is theÂ sameÂ asÂ myÂ advice on dating in life in general. Try to pick the right person, be honest and open, communicate and be an upright human being.Â
Your best and worst campus experience?
Campus was blissful.Â MyÂ best campus experience wasÂ launchingÂ our first album on theÂ sameÂ dayÂ asÂ myÂ finalÂ law schoolÂ exam. There was so much drama and stress, but knowing that I would be able to do something I was passionate about immediately after the end of thatÂ examÂ was one of the best feelings ever.Â
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Advice to those in school?
Work hard, do your best. Be happy; itâ€™s a great time in life.