LSK election: Landslide win for Nelson Havi as rivals concede

Lawyer Nelson Havi (right) is pictured with former Law Society of Kenya presidents Willy Mutunga, Okong'o Omogeni and Donald Kipkorir during the society's elections on February 27, 2020.

What you need to know:

  • Nelson Havi’s main opponent for the race, city lawyer Charles Kanjama, conceded defeat even before the final tally was announced after smelling defeat miles away.
  • Mr Havi was the only candidate for chairperson who had not served in the LSK Council.
  • The victory has further delayed the hopes of having a woman lead the body after 16 years.

Advocates have ended years of choosing lacklustre chairpersons by electing outspoken lawyer Nelson Havi, who is described as a radical.

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