Law Society of Kenya (LSK) President Nelson Havi has played down his suspension from office, insisting that the council members had no power to make the decision.
According to Havi, the eight suspended council members had no power whatsoever to suspend him.
A bullish Havi now says that his supension from office is “a nullity ab initio intended to conceal theft of Society’s money.”
Havi adds: “I continue to serve till end of term on 24.3.2022.”
He was reacting to a statement from the LSK Council on Monday evening which stated that he [Havi] had been suspended over alleged gross misconduct.
“We hereby suspend Nelson Andayi Havi from the office and duties of the President of the Law Society of Kenya from 8th February 2021 to 27th March 2021 when the General Meeting where his defense will be heard in person or through an advocate of his choice and thereafter a decision made by the general meeting through a vote of all members attending the meeting both physically and virtually,” the council statement read.
The Council went further accusing Havi of publicly abusing members of the law profession using disrespectful words on social media and intimidating judicial officers by casting accusations against them on live television broadcasts.