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The Faculty of Law is based in Nakuru town, at the heart of the country. It is the first public university law school in the county whose urban population of 307,990 makes it the fourth largest town in Kenya and was until 2010 the seat of the former Rift Valley Province. In a UN Habitat study published in 2008, Nakuru was ranked as the fastest growing town in Africa with an annual growth rate of 13.3 per cent. Major railway and road infrastructure including the Kenya-Uganda Railway, the Namanga-Malaba A104 and the Nyeri-Nyahururu - Narok motorways and road links to Kabarnet and Kisumu conveniently intersect in Nakuru making it the most easily accessible university town for the majority of learners from the Rift Valley, Eastern, Western and Central Kenya regions. Lake Nakuru National Park with its thriving ecosystem that includes the big cats, Southern White rhino, herbivores, world famous flamingos and countless other bird species attracts domestic and international tourists throughout the year and is a major subject of our studies in conservation and natural resource management. Judicial institutions established in the town include the Court of Appeal Registry, High Court, Land and Environment Court, Industrial Court, Magistrates’ courts and Kadhi’s court. Nakuru town also hosts various human rights organizations, other civil society associations, national research institutions and the secretariat of the Rift Valley Law Society.