Nullification of Nomination

LSK nullifies nomination of Kalonzo Musyoka, Martha Karua as senior counsels

The Law Society of Kenya has revoked the nomination of former vice president Kalonzo Musyoka and Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua as senior counsels.

The duo was among the 24 out of 90 advocates who had been recommended by the committee on senior counsel to join to join lawyers’ creme de la creme status on Monday, August 2019.

In a statement on Wednesday, May 13, LSK president Nelson Havi said the decision was reached after a majority of members expressed dissatisfaction and alleged impartiality of the selection panel.

Havi said the rules were amended were amended in 2012 and 2014 without public participation.

Names of successful lawyers are usually forwarded to the president for conferment.

According to LSK website, Kenya has 26 senior counsels.