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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,12TH MAY 2019-As former chair of Independent policing oversight Authority IPOA Macharia Njeru Readies to commence his duties as The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) representative to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), LSK has commended the last week poll’s which saw Njeru elected.
In a statement on Monday, LSK President Allen Gichuhi said , Macharia Njeru’s election as the male representative to the Judicial Service Commission was confirmation of the trust bestowed on him by colleague lawyers.
Macharia a former Independent Policing Oversight Authority Chairperson will serve alongside Commissioner Mercy Deche, LSK’s female representative in the Judicial Service Commission.
“Even as the election process comes to an end, it is important to remember that election victories are not ends in themselves, but actually signal the beginning of the real work ahead. Indeed, the lawyers have expressed their will and trust that Njeru will honour his campaign pledges,” he noted.
“It is my strong belief that he will jointly with the LSK Female Representative to the JSC Mercy Deche ably and promote members’ practice and welfare interests even as they work towards improving the performance of the JSC,” he added.
Gichuhi urged lawyers to commit to serving the nation, “unified by our calling to abide by the objects of the LSK and uphold the rule of law.”
Macharia defeated senior lawyer Tom Ojienda in tightly contested elections in the history of the law society after garnering 2,738 votes against Ojienda’s 2,545 across 28 polling centers nationwide.