Lawyer files petition to remove Havi as LSK president

The petitioner has also accused Havi of illegally disclosing confidential deliberations of the council.

In Summary

•In a petition dated January 8, Aguko claimed Havi has acted unprofessionally in breach of the organization's charter.

•He has accused Havi of unethical behaviour in compliance with LSK's relevant laws and regulations as well as audit accounting principles.

LSK President Nelson Havi
LSK President Nelson Havi
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A member of Law Society of Kenya, Gad Aguko is seeking the removal of Nelson Havi as the society's president.

In a petition dated January 8, Aguko claimed Havi has acted unprofessionally in breach of the organization's charter.

He has accused Havi of unethical behaviour in compliance with LSK's relevant laws and regulations as well as audit accounting principles.

"You have not been disciplined in carrying out your role as the president contrary to Clause 6.4 of the Charter which states that the council shall be disciplined in carrying out its role, with the emphasis on strategic issues and policies," Aguko said in the petition.

The petitioner has also accused Havi of illegally disclosing confidential deliberations of the council.

Havi has been accused of issuing public statements that were not objective and truthful.

Lawyer Aguko said the LSK president made belittling comments against a honorable judge, Justice Pauline Nyamweya over a ruling she made against his favor.

Justice Nyamweya had on December 3 suspended the impugned Special AGM pending hearing of the case.

Aguko had moved to court asking the court to stop the meeting recommended by Havi, saying it was not approved.

He said the agenda includes a motion to ratify the removal of CEO Mercy Wambua, which he called illegal. He said the agenda does not have the required approval of the LSK council.