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.
We have offered to act for the 8 Ambira High School boys. If you know the identities and contacts of their parents or guardians, please notify us ASAP. We cannot have a high handed executive decision to punish children and a more than willing Court assisting in the transgression.
— Nelson Havi (@NelsonHavi) November 27, 2018
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.