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LSK commends Macharia Njeru’s appointment to JSC , calls upon lawyers unite

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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.

 

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