Faith Mony Odhiambo Elected New President of LSK

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Lawyers in Kenya have elected Ms. Faith Mony Odhiambo as the new President of the Law Society of Kenya in an Election held on Thursday, making her the second woman to lead the Bar organization after 20 years since the Presidency of Ms. Raychelle Omamo in 2003.

Faith Mony Odhiambo emerged victorious against four other contenders for the coveted top seat; Daudi Kamende Carolyne, Manyonge Wanyama Peter, Mboshe Njoki Harriet, and Ng’etich Kipkoech Bernard after she polled 3113 votes of the total valid votes cast.

Mr. Peter Wanyama came second with 2165 votes in the election which attracted a low voter turnout as 7521 voters out of the 15715 registered voters turned out.

“I appreciate my competitors in the presidential race for the spirited but respectful contest. We have shown that our Society is the gold standard for professionalism and collegiality, ideological differences notwithstanding.”

Ms. Faith Odhiambo said in a post-election Statement on Friday.

On the eve of election day, Ms. Faith Odhiambo’s Presidency was endorsed by Kenya’s Opposition leader, Raila Odinga.

” An engaging conversation with Faith Odhiambo, LSK Vice President, and aspiring LSK President. Her commitment to upholding the rule of law and advocating for good governance principles is inspiring. I wish her all the best and she has my full support.”

Hon. Odinga said.

Ms. Odhiambo has been the Vice President of the Law Society of Kenya and now takes over the reigns of the Society from her former Boss Eric Theuri who lost his election as he sought the position of LSK’s representative on the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).

 

Professionally, Ms. Faith Odhiambo is a Partner at law firm Ombok and Owuor LLP Advocates and she reportedly lectures at the University of Nairobi.

She holds a law degree from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, a Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law, and a Master’s degree in Law in International Commercial Law from the University of Kent.

Odhiambo takes over leadership of LSK at a time when issues of corruption, unemployment of young lawyers, and executive interference in Judicial work, among others, have gained momentum among members of the Public.

We are left to see how she will deal with them.


Benjamin Ahikiiriza is a Legal Writer And Digital Communications & Marketing Specialist majoring in Lawyers, Law Firms And the larger Legal Sector.

Benjamin currently Works as the Director of Content and Business Development At LegalReports.


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