In the changes, he has purportedly replaced the council's Chief Executive Officer Madam Mercy Wambua despite a court order barring her from the move.
The new director of practices and standards in the Law Society of Kenya council has been appointed to be Veronicah Achieng Odipo despite the current Director having also obtained court order barring her replacement.
"Law Society of Kenya has made the following appointments: 1. Secretary of Council and CEO: Josephat Mutunga Mutisya; 2. Director Compliance & Ethics/Deputy Secretary of Council & CEO: Juliette Akoth Jakaila; and 3. Director Practice & Standards: Veronicah Achieng Odipo."POLSK
This is expected to fuel the enmity between the CEO and the president which has seen Nelson Havi taken to court over his inability to follow procedure when making decision in his style of governing LSK.
The employment and labor relations court judge Maureen Odero stopped the recruitment process that had been started by Havi, giving Wambua a reprieve until the case she filed is heard and determined.
However, Nelson Havi went ahead to suspend her. In her suspension, Ms Wambua was accused (by Havi) of gross misconduct and incompetence, which the council found unfounded.
“Nine out of 13 council members voted against the removal of the Secretary/CEO and therefore the motion to remove the Secretary from Office failed. The Majority of the Council members found that the allegations levelled against the CEO did not amount to gross misconduct and or incompetence,” the council said in a statement.
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