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Here’s the tough Nairobi lawyer who wants to defend Ambira boys

The eight Ambira Boys High School students when they appeared before a resident Magistrate court in Ukwala, Siaya county on November 26, 2018. PHOTO | ONDARI OGEGA
The eight Ambira Boys High School students when they appeared before a resident Magistrate court in Ukwala, Siaya county on November 26, 2018. PHOTO | ONDARI OGEGA
Lawyer terms the eight boy's prosecution as a high handed executive decision to punish children.

Top city lawyer Nelson Havi has offered to represent eight Ambira High School students who were caught on tape last week hurling insults at Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed and her Interior counterpart Fred Matiang’i.

Lawyer Havi, a partner at Havi and Company Advocates, condemned the government’s move to arrest the boys and detain them, terming the decision as a transgression of justice and would wish to offer pro bono services.

On Tuesday the lawyer rallied the online community to join hands with him and the boys’ parents so that he can represent them in court.

The minors, who appeared before Ukwala Resident Magistrate Gladys Adhiambo on Monday, are currently locked up in Ugunja prison for the next seven days after they failed to take plea to any charge.

This was after the prosecution team asked for more days to wrap up the investigation.

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