Nelson Havi Thrown Out Of LSK, Gets An Immediate Replacement

KEY POINTS

  • The president of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) Mr. Nelson Havi has been replaced just a few months before his tenure comes to an end.
  • The New leadership further revealed that its formation was due to the failure by Havi to convene a meeting as ordered by the courts.
  • Thus, the new caucus will take over the leadership of the LSK until March when this regime comes to its end.

The president of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) Mr. Nelson Havi has been replaced just a few months before his tenure comes to an end.

While announcing the changes, the LSK branch caucus released a statement declaring the Mt. Kenya Branch caucus Chair Linda Kiome to take charge of the Law Society Of Kenya roles which were previously under Nelson Havi.

Thus, the new caucus will take over the leadership of the LSK until March when this regime comes to its end. 

The high court had recently ruled that the suspension of CEO Mercy Wambua was null and void. As a result, the Law Society of Kenya was ordered to convene a meeting within three weeks failure to which the caucus would take over the leadership.

“If council remains dysfunctional and not able to conduct business, the Chairs Caucus shall take over the functions of the council with the Chair of the Branch exercising powers of the president of LSK for the remainder of the term ” Justice Mrima ordered

On his side, Mr. Nelson Havi who spoke to a local publication made it clear that he decided to quit since he was eyeing a political seat in the city. Havi is set to run for the Westlands Parliamentary seat on William Ruto’s United democratic Alliance (UDA) party.

The New leadership further revealed that its formation was due to the failure by Havi to convene a meeting as ordered by the courts.

“In our meeting today, we received confirmation from the LSK Secretariat that the Council has been unable to convene a meeting in compliance with the directions given by the court. In default thereof and pursuant to the said decision, the Branch Chairs Caucus has with effect from the 11th January 2022 taken charge of the role of the Council for the remainder of the term of the Council” read part of the statement by the chair Mathew Nyabena.

 “The Branch Chairs Caucus also took into consideration the decision by Justice Mrima that once the Caucus takes over the role of the Council none of the current of the Council including the Secretary shall in any manner whatsoever deal with any of the affairs of the Law Society of Kenya in their respective capacities as members of the Council and or Secretary as the case may be.” Added the Caucus statement.

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