After Kethi Kilonzo stole the show as a young female lawyer in the 2013 presidential petition at the Supreme Court, 2017 was the chance for Ngania Melissa to grab the attention of many in the ongoing presidential petition filed by Raila Odinga.
Being part of the legal team representing President Uhuru Kenyatta in the petition at the Supreme Court, Melissa could most probably be the youngest female lawyer to submit before the Supreme Court and on Tuesday stole the show, when she stood to make submissions during the proceedings. She argued with substance and confidence for the third respondent, catching the attention of many Kenyans. Her submissions could be taken too old for her age, considering that most of the attorneys representing different parties in the suit possess loads of experience and most are probably in their 60s or 70s.
Ngania Melissa alongside senior counsels Fred Ngatia, Ahmednasir Abdullahi and lawyer Tom Macharia were representing President Uhuru Kenyatta in a case filed by Raila odinga seeking to nullify his re-election.
Information obtained in the Law Society of Kenya website indicate that Ngania Melissa currently works for Wairegi Gatetua and Associates and was admitted to the bar in 2011 and has only practiced law for five years.