Nelson Havi elected LSK president

Newly elected Law Society of Kenya president Nelson Havi (right) with Elegeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen. [Courtesy]

The newly elected Law Society of Kenya (LSK) President Nelson Havi has pledged to unite the association members and serve the public after his election.

“My mandate now is to unify members of LSK and ensure we work together for the betterment of the association,” he said when he spoke to the media on Friday, a day after winning the seat.

Havi also said he will defend the Judiciary’s independence and at the same ensure there is accountability in the court systems. 

“We will ensure the Judiciary we keep the Judiciary accountable and defends its independence,” said the outspoken lawyer.

Havi praised his rivals -Charles Kanjama and former LSK Council members Harriette Chiggai and Maria Mbeneka- saying they exhibited maturity during the campaigns.

“It is the first time in LSK’s history when candidates in the election call the winner to congratulate him even before a formal announcement is made,” he said.

He invited his rivals and their supporters to now come together and serve the association and the public well.

“I have pleaded with them to be close to me so that we serve the society and the public well,” he added.

Outgoing president Allen Gichuhi congratulated Havi and Independent Electoral Boundaries and Commission (IEBC) for conducting a free and fair poll.