Law Society of Kenya Boss Interrogated Over Assault Allegations

Law Society of Kenya (LSK) President Nelson Havi was on Tuesday evening grilled at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) offices following assault claims filed by LSK CEO Mercy Wambua.

Havi was arrested at his Nairobi office and taken to the DCI headquarters for questioning. He denied having assaulted Ms Wambua and was released on a $100 cash bail.

The outspoken lawyer said the arrest was meant to harass him.

“I am being accused of breaking Ms Wambua’s legs and hands. I have recorded a statement in which I said what transpired before, during and after the said confrontation that I had with her,” said Havi.

The CEO on Monday alleged Havi assaulted her during a meeting at the LSK offices in Nairobi. According to her, the LSK President slammed a laptop screen on her finger.

On the other hand, Havi accused Ms Wambua of interrupting the ongoing meeting to eavesdrop and secretly recording the proceedings.

The incident comes a few weeks after LSK members voted to send Ms Wambua on compulsory leave.

Also in last year September, Havi suspended her over alleged gross misconduct and incompetence, but council members reinstated her.

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