Jan, 29th 2021 – Law Society of Kenya (LSK) President Nelson Havi, wants a case filed by a Nairobi lawyer over their recent chaotic meeting dismissed. Havi says the lawyer has not consulted all the dispute resolution mechanisms available. Responding to a case filed by lawyer Adrian Kamotho, Mr. Havi said the petition does not meet the threshold of a constitutional case.
Mr. Kamotho had moved to court The special general meeting was held on January 18th this year, in which Havi said it was necessitated by the need to appoint advocates to act for LSK in a case pending before the employment court.
Havi said, “It is therefore manifestly doubtful whether he can locus standi to espouse the claim in the petition. He has also demonstrated the injury he has suffered or is likely to suffer personally as a result of the resolutions made.”
Arguing before Justice Weldon Korir, Havi said that the Special General Meeting was necessary so as to appoint an advocate to act for LSK in a case that is pending before the employment court. The case was filed by CEO Mercy Wambua.
He added that the meeting was also called upon so as to approve the appointed members of the boards of elections for the LSK female representative to the Judicial Service Commission and members of the Advocates Disciplinary Committee.