Havi Announces New LSK CEO

  • Law Society of Kenya (LSK) President Nelson Havi announced new appointments replacing the embattled CEO Mercy Kalondu Wambua on Friday, July 31.

    In the fresh appointments, Josephat Mutunga Mutisya replaces Wambua as the Secretary of the Council and the CEO.

    Speaking to kenyagist.com Havi confirmed the changes made at the LSK stating that the new CEO will officially take over on March 1, 2022.

    LSK Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mercy Wambua.
    LSK Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mercy Wambua.

    He clarified that according to the society constitution, it requires that they recruit a new CEO six months prior to the date of contract expiry of the sitting one.

    On Thursday, July 29, the labour court extended orders stopping the recruitment of a new CEO. 

    Justice Maureen Onyango ordered that the status quo remain up to September 24, 2021, when the court will hear a request by Ms. Wambua to have LSK president Nelson Havi cited for contempt.

    In other appointments, Juliette Akoth Jakalia takes over as Director Compliance and Ethics/ Deputy Secretary of Council.

    Veronicah Achieng Odipo on the other hand takes over as the Director of Practice and Standards.

    Juliette and Veronicah however begin the duties immediately.

    LSK President Nelson Havi
    A file image of Law Society of Kenya President, Nelson Havi.