Eric Theuri has been elected the new president of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK).
He emerged the winner following elections held on Thursday, March 11.
Theuri beat other contestants after garnering 1,811 votes ahead of outgoing Vice President Carolyne Kamende who managed 1,085 votes.
Others were Omwanza Ombati who came third with 920 votes followed by Mathew Nyabena with 745 votes and Bernhard Ng’etich with 452 votes in fourth and fifth position respectively.
Following his victory, Theuri attributed his victory to God and his supporters who made sure he clinched the seat.
“All glory to God. Thanks, my worthy competitors for a race well ran and conceding defeat. We forge forward,” Theuri said.
Outgoing LSK president Nelson Havi congratulated Theuri for his win, further promising to offer his support and guidance when needed.
“My friend Theuri Eric Njeru, the weight of public office will for 2 years weigh heavily on shoulders as the 50th President of LSK
“Unlike my predecessor, I will let you work and support you should you require my counsel. May you succeed where I failed and improve on what I did,” Havi wrote.
Havi is eyeing the Westlands Parliamentary seat on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party ticket.
Havi was received by Deputy President William Ruto during a brief ceremony that took place at Ruto’s official residence in Karen
The DP handed Havi a yellow scuff and a cap with UDA symbols.
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