LAWYER NELSON HAVI CONTESTS REJECTION BY LSK.

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Lawyer Nelson Havi (center) who is vying for Law Society of Kenya president, accompanied by other lawyers address the media outside Milimani law courts on Wednesday January 31,2017/PHOTO BY S.A.N.

BY NT CORRESPONDENT.

Counsel Nelson Havi will know whether he can run for LSK seat Monday next week.

Mr. Havi had been disqualification from contesting in next month’s LSK elections overage.

“The age/status discrimination in section 18 of the Law Society of Kenya act is peculiar to Kenya as there is no such statutory age/status discrimination in any other commonwealth country, ”argues Havi.

Lawyer Havi says he is qualified to run for the LSK presidential seat, saying he has attained the 15 years of practice that forms the reason for rejection of his nomination papers.

LSK has however in the case opposed the application and urged the court to dismiss it with cost saying that -Havi does not have the qualifications as outlined in the LSK Act and the Constitution.

LSK claims that Havi having been admitted to the bar on June 12, 2003, he shall have attained the 15-year threshold on June 12, 2018, three months after the elections and two months after presumption of office of the new leaders.

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