Mutua retains LSK chairman post

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY EUGENE OKUMU
WINNER: Newly re-appointed Law Society of Kenya LSK chairman Eric Mutua. Photo/HEZRON NJOROGE
WINNER: Newly re-appointed Law Society of Kenya LSK chairman Eric Mutua. Photo/HEZRON NJOROGE

The incumbent chairman of the Law Society of Kenya Eric Mutua retained his seat following the end of vote tallying for the LSK elections yesterday. Mtua pipped two other candidates, lawyers Charles Kanjama and Ambrose Weda with over 60 per cent of votes cast.

In the race for the society’s representative to the Judicial Service Commission, the incumbent Ahmednassir Abdullahi was beaten by the society’s former chairman Tom Ojienda who said his agenda was to continue the campaign for transparency in the judiciary.

Ahmednassir had earlier yesterday been barred from voting using his passport as he didn’t produce his identification card or LSK card. After consultations between LSK and the IEBC who oversaw the polls Ahmednassir was allowed to vote.

The vice chairperson role was retained by Renee Omondi who beat her closest challenger Faith Waigwa during the elections. The process in which over 6,000 lawyers voted went on smoothly across the country with the polling stations closing at 5pm and tallying starting soon thereafter.