Nelson Havi ends controversial term as LSK boss
Nelson Havi has announced he will soon relinquish his role as Law Society of Kenya (LSK) president.
Havi, whose 18-month stint at the helm has been littered with drama and controversy, says the society’s Special General Meeting (SGM) on September 24, 2o21, will be his last assignment as boss.
He further explained, via a tweet, that the society will constitute an electoral board to conduct polls that will elect his successor.
The 24-9-2021 LSK SGM will be my last assignment as President. We will constitute the Elections Board and approve IEBC to conduct elections on 17-3-2022. With over 20 Judgments against Government, advisory for dissolution of Parliament and stop of BBI we have done enough. ^POLSK
— Nelson Havi (@NelsonHavi) September 6, 2021
Havi also shared what he says were the highlights of his turbulent tenure, including over 20 judgments against the Government and stopping the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).
But then, his reign will be remembered for his public spat with him Chief Executive Mercy Wambua, a tussle that appeared more personal than professional.
It led to Wambua’s suspension and criminal proceedings against Havi for assault.
Havi, who is eyeing a political seat ahead of the 2022 general elections, was elected LSK boss in February 2020 after trouncing Charles Kanjama, Harrier Chaggai, and Maria Mbeneka.
Under the current society laws, the president only serves a one two-year term and thus his term was expected to end on March 2022. His exit has brought forth mixed reactions.
On matters governance and rule of law, POLSK @NelsonHavi has done well. My picks; inclusion of advocates as essential service providers during COVID-19 and the Basic Structure doctrine. https://t.co/1bRb0JusnS
— Ebony Maw (@aseso_omollo) September 6, 2021
Rais, you have served us well. I wouldn't have wanted it any other way. You have set precedence on how the society should be run. Rule of Law, Accountability & ample practice environment.
Find time. We have that cup of tea 🍵 https://t.co/6fX2xWSpXA
— Philip Omoiti (@Philip_Omoiti) September 6, 2021
You are the first President to do Justice to your Manifesto. Am glad to have served as a Captain in BNB. You saved the Basic Structure and you took LSK back to the National table.See you at the AGs chambers. https://t.co/Aby99vXNkH
— KIPCHUMBA Oliver (@karorikipchumba) September 7, 2021