Controversial lawyer Nelson Havi has been barred from contesting as chairman for the Law Society of Kenya (LSK).
The Law society of Kenya have cleared Gichuhi Allen, Judith Sijeny and James Aggrey as the probable candidates for the contest.
Nelson Havi who has been a staunch supporter of the NASA coalition is conspicuously missing from the list of candidates that were cleared to contest. He has been vocal about wanting to change the systems and running of the law society of Kenya which has always seem to be politically partisan.
Ahmed Nassir a prominent lawyer took to twitter to break the news of the qualified candidates stating that the lawyers that had qualified would steer the society in the right direction. He termed the race as a two horse race between Gichuhi Allen and James Aggrey Mwamu leaving out Judith Sijeny who was also qualified.
Breakings News..Gichuhi Allen Waiyaki, Sijeny Judith Achieng & Mwamu James Aggrey cleared by LSK to contest President of the Law Society of Kenya. It is a two horse race between Allen versus Aggrey…two candidates supremely qualified to lead the society…in the right direction
— Ahmednasir Abdullahi SC (@ahmednasirlaw) December 15, 2017
It is speculated that Nelson Havi might have been disqualified by the age limit that he has been petitioning against, under the hash tag #agelimitmustfall. His petition stipulates the the set standards set by section 18 of the law society of Kenya act undermines the right of young lawyers to run for office . he says that the section was in contravention of Article 27 of the constitution.
— Nelson Havi (@NelsonHavi) December 15, 2017
The Law Society Of Kenya states that for one to be eligible to vie as a president of the LSK he should also have qualifications similar to those of a judge of the supreme court. The president of the Law Society of Kenya need to have been a Legal practitioner for at least 15 years .
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