Congratulations Nelson Havi for your resounding victory as the President-elect of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK).
The fact that all your opponents conceded defeat even before the final tally is a testament that the legal fraternity approved of your manifesto and ability to steer the bar towards redemption.
Mr President-elect, don’t imagine that you have seen better days in the corridors of justice such that it’s your time to wine and dine as you add both financial and physical weight.
In fact, forget about the physical weight because the daunting task ahead of you will only allow an irresponsible head of a legal fraternity to have some additional Kgs. I am certain you are responsible.
Mr President-elect, your election comes hot on the heels of ongoing onslaught against the legal fraternity and the entire judiciary.
Corruption remains the thorny issue. Lack of adherence to court orders has seen Miguna Miguna exiled. Outrageous bail rulings are the order of the day. Judges being accomplices to criminal activities is no longer news. The list is endless.
Though the back doesn’t stop with your office, the redemption of the Judiciary can’t succeed without the crucial mandate of your society.
Mr President-elect, you have no reason to celebrate your victory if you can’t deliver on the overwhelming expectations. The ball is in your court. All the best.
Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News:
Coronavirus: We Have Only 11 Isolation Beds
Kenya has only 11 isolation beds ready to be used in case of a coronavirus outbreak, the Ministry of Health has said.
Chief Administrative Secretary Dr Rashid Aman said they have also identified an open ward with 120 beds at Mbagathi County Hospital in Nairobi but will need a month to prepare it.
“The beds are there but we need to do more work to make it an isolation ward. Within one month the facility at Mbagathi should be up,” he said at a press conference at Afya House yesterday.
Sergeant Kenei’s Killers Were Brutal! Police Detail the Deadly Crime Cover Up
The killers of a Sergeant Kipyegon Kenei attached to Deputy President William Ruto’s Harambee House Annex office were super malicious in their murder plot.
The police believe that Sergeant Kenei could have been murdered and did not commit suicide as earlier reported.
They are trying to establish how Kenei’s phone location changed after his last phone call and texts to his wife.
I sharpened Ruto’s political tactics and can’t fight him, Raila Odinga now claims
The ongoing supremacy battle between Deputy President William Ruto and former Prime Minister who is also the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga has continued to intensify ahead of 2022 presidential race.
Speaking during an interview on KTN, Raila dismissed the claims that he is fighting Ruto and made the claim that he is the mind responsible for Ruto’s political prowess.
“Why should I fight Ruto? In fact, it is me who recruited him to the change movement and helped him sharpen his political tactics,” said Raila as quoted by the Standard
The first case of Coronavirus has been confirmed in Lagos, Nigeria yet the Kenyan authority continue to allow flights from the epicentre of the disease. What should Kenyans do now that it seems the Kenyan government is dancing with death?