Macharia Njeru has floored Prof Tom Ojienda in the Law Society of Kenya election for a male representative to the Judicial Service Commission, JSC.
The former Chairman of the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) garnered 2,730 votes against his closest rival Prof Ojienda who got 2,545 in a two horse race held on Thursday. Coming a distance third was Ongoto Mongare who got 123 votes while Gathii Irungu withdrew from the race a day before the polls.
Njeru later acknowledged his election by posting a tweet “Thank you @lawsocietykenya. I accept this win with humility and promise to serve all lawyers with diligence, respect and accountability. I will work with the society to restore the dignity and respect to our profession.”
The voting exercise was conducted by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, and took place in 28 centers across the country. The lawyers body has about 10,186 registered voters.
Njeru who is a senior advocate of the High Court and the founding chairman of IPOA will now serve as a commissioner for the JSC for five years. He is a Notary Public, Commissioner for Oaths and a Certified Public Secretary. Njeru possess a Bachelors of Laws (Upper 2nd Class Hons) Degree from the University of Nairobi and a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law.