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Court stops Law Society of Kenya's action on Kisumu West MP Olago Aluoch

By Pamela Chepkemei | November 19th 2013

By Pamela Chepkemei

Nairobi, Kenya: A court has stopped the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) from striking off Kisumu West MP Olago Aluoch from the Roll of Advocates.

High Court Judge David Onyancha Monday directed that LSK should not take any action against the MP, who is also an advocate, until a case he has lodged is determined.

Aluoch, who has been an advocate for 34 years, filed a case at the High Court in Nairobi last week to challenge a decision by the LSK Disciplinary Tribunal recommending that he be barred from practising for professional misconduct.

The LSK tribunal reached the decision because the MP had not remitted Sh700,000 to a widow he represented in a case. Aluoch urged the court to stop the implementation of the decision made on October 28.

Drastic decision

He argues that the tribunal took the drastic decision that he be struck off the Roll when the complaint had been settled and the panel notified.

The tribunal found that the legislator failed to remit Sh700,000 to his client Milka Ojwang but he insists that the complaint was settled on October 12, 2012.

“I paid the complainant all the balance amount of money which was due to her and we recorded a consent,” said the lawmaker.

“I will prove that I am being crucified for my brand of politics,” Aluoch said.

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