City Lawyer Ambrose Rachier has thrown his weight for the position of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) presidency. The Seasoned lawyer told Mwanahabari that after looking at all the candidates cleared to run for the LSK elections, his bet was UoN Don Faith Odhiambo.
“We are concerned about jurisprudence, governance and what we empathize most is usually the independence of not only the Judiciary but the 3 arms of Government.”
The Gor Mahia Chairman further narrates in a video that Kenya is at difficult socio-political moment that requires a parliament that represents the people, an executive which executes the law as already promulgated by parliament then we need an independent judiciary that interprets that law as ought to be with certain cornerstones.
“So, we have impending elections and I want to appeal that we should go for people who have an intention to jealously govern such cornerstones of governance. I have no hesitation to endorse Faith Mony Odhiambo an able gender sensitive person who will steer our society to great heights,” said Rachier.
Rachier who is the senior partner at Rachier and Amolo Advocates while recalling the reign of Ambasador Rachael Omamo’s tenure as LSK Chair, praised the former Defense Minister as a leader whose tenure saw good governance and stability at the lawyers’ umbrella body:
“It is shameful that for over 60 years, Kenya has only had one female LSK President. Talking about gender if we are not just playing lip service to gender issues, let us have Faith Odhiambo as the next president of the Law Society of Kenya.”
LSK will go to polls on Thursday, February, 29, 2024 in an election that will give the society persons to lead them for the next two year. Last Thursday, January 18, 2024, DR. OWISO OWISO, the LSK ELECTIONS BOARD 2024–2026 Secretary published the “List of Validly Nominated Candidates for Law Society of Kenya Elections 2024 for Positions of President, Vice-President, Members of Council, Male Representative to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) and Members of the Advocates Disciplinary Tribunal (ADT)”.
Faith, a lecturer of Law at the University of Nairobi is the current LSK Vice President having previously served at the LSK Council as a Nairobi Representative. A mother, a wife and a vocal public interest defender, Faith Odhiambo is also remembered for her role at FIDA (Federation of Women Lawyers) – Kenya where she served for four years as Secretary to the BOARD up to 2019.