Lawyer Nelson Havi Disqualified from LSK Presidency

  • The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) has disqualified lawyer Nelson Havi from vying for the Presidency of the association.

    In a letter addressed to Havi, LSK stated that he could not qualify for the position because he has not attained 15 years in practice from his date of his admission as provided for by the law.

    Mr Havi had applied for the position as the term of the previous President, Isaac Okero, ends.

    "The aforementioned person shall not be eligible to contest in the forthcoming election and any other similar exercise until he meets all the required qualifications," part of the letter stated.

    Applicants await the approval of their qualifications by a committee before they are given a pass to get elected by the members of the society.

    However, Havi had already raised concerns about the credibility of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, which carries out the LSK elections, claiming that they are already compromised and they were planning to rig him out.

    The NASA-allied lawyer has recently been in the limelight for his support towards Opposition leader Raila Odinga's Presidency.

    "LSK Needs A Brave, Fearless Chairman," asserted Havi during the delivery of his speech in this year's LSK end year party.

    He is known for his wit and boldness in stating what he believes is right that has often landed him in trouble with his peers at the bar, especially Senior Counsel Ahmednasir Abdullahi.

    [caption caption="Nelson Havi and his counterpart at the courts."][/caption]

    Lawyer Havi was among the lawyers who aided in the drafting of Odinga's petition against President Uhuru Kenyatta's win after the August 8 General Election.

    Among those he has also represented in court include former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo, Gladys Wanga and Babu Owino.