LSK President Nelson Havi suspended from office
Law Society of Kenya President Nelson Havi has been suspended from office over gross misconduct with his fate to be decided next month.
The LSK Council recommend that Havi be removed from the office of the President by the general membership for ‘want of capacity to lead’.
“We hereby suspend Nelson Andayi Havi from the office and duties of the President of the Law Society of Kenya from 8th February 2021 to 27th March 2021 when the General Meeting where his defense will be heard in person or through an advocate of his choice and thereafter a decision made by the general meeting through a vote of all members attending the meeting both physically and virtually,” the council statement reads.
The LSK Council cited reasons for his removal from office as making personal appointments of his ‘cronies’; failing the leadership and integrity test; bringing dishonour and disrepute to the society; causing them financial loss; stage-managing the passing of illegal resolutions among others.
He is also accused of publicly abusing members of the law profession using profane words on social media as well as intimidating judicial officers by casting aspersions against them online and on live television broadcasts.
Terming him a bully, the Council further alleged that Havi imposed his personal assistant Esther Ang’awa as Chair of the CPD Committee contrary to Rule (5) (5) of the Advocates (Continuous Professional Development) Rules 2014.
“He has embarrassed the Society by seeking cheap publicity in furtherance of his future political ambitions through formal and social media slurs, torrents of insults and unlawyerly affronts,” the Council said.