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LSK chief executive and other employees locked out of offices

By Iman Masud | August 11th 2021
Law Society Of Kenya Chief Executive Mercy Wambua after being locked out of the LSK offices on August 10, 2021 [David Gichuru, Standard]

Police were yesterday called to intervene after a number of Law Society of Kenya (LSK) employees, among them embattled Chief Executive Mercy Wambua, were locked out of their offices.

LSK President Nelson Havi was unhappy that some officers had come to assist the employees whose services he said have been terminated. He wondered why the government was interfering.

Ms Wambua had been assisted by police officers from Dagoretti to access the main gate only to find four council members blocking the office entrance.

The police officers said they came to provide security and did not want to be entangled in LSK’s wrangles.

Havi and his team claimed the police were breaking the law as they did not have court orders authorising them to get into LSK compound.

LSK is embroiled in a number of court cases, which include running of the society’s accounts, the legality of Wambua's removal from office, and firing of four employees.

Havi stated that LSK was not a parastatal and urged Ministry of Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i to respect the law.

“It is my hope that these officers will inform their boss of the mistakes they did and that they were exposed,” stated Havi.

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