The Law Society of Kenya President Nelson Havi has opened up on his close relationship with the former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga.
In a radio interview on November 2, Havi stated that he is the formidable grandson to Raila, something that Bondo residents are well aware of.
The vocal lawyer who is eyeing the Westlands parliamentary seat, was on an offensive charm when he made the revelation. He went on to warn individuals trying to dent his relationship with the former premier, stating that such efforts would bear no fruits.
“I am Raila Odinga's formidable grandson. In fact, if you go to Bondo you'll be told ‘huyu ni kijana ya Baba’, so no matter how much you try to pull me away from him you won't succeed,” Havi disclosed.
Havi made it clear that his ambitions for the parliamentary seat were not based on the Westlands MP, Tim Wanyonyi's exit, who has declared his in the Nairobi gubernatorial position. The outgoing LSK president claimed he announced his bid before the MP.
Wanyonyi made his interest known to the public on October 30 and got a direct endorsement from Ida Odinga, who described him as an intelligent and visionary leader who empowered his constituents.
Havi, dwelling on the exit, noted that Wanyonyi’s work in the constituency was remarkable, assuring the electorate that he would continue his legacy.
“I declared my interest on May 14, even before Hon. Tim Wanyonyi declared his exit. His exit isn't the reason for my entry. He has done tremendously well.”
When asked about his tenure at the LSK, Havi disclosed that he made advocates proud and would run for the seat again if an opportunity arose.
He urged his constituents to turn up and register as voters, focusing more on the youths.
“ Today is the last day of Westlands Voter Registration. I urge the people of Westlands to come out and register themselves as voters. ‘ Vijana chukueni kura tafadhali!’(Youths kindly take your vote),” Havi stated.
The Court however ordered the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) to extend voter registration deadline by a week following low turnout.