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Court bars recruitment of new LSK CEO

By Nancy Gitonga
Friday, July 23rd, 2021 18:44 | < 1 min read
LSK Boss Nelson Havi

The Employment and Labor relations court on Friday issued an order stopping the recruitment of a new LSK CEO to replace Mercy Wambua.

Justice Maureen Onyango issued the conservatory orders restraining any member of LSK including the LSK boss Nelson Havi from further enforcing and or purporting to further enforcing the decision of June 28, 2021 subject to the resolution of a special General meeting held at the lawyer’s lobby group offices on June 26 this year pending the hearing and determination of the case.

"That in the meantime there shall be status quo as at the time of issuance of these orders pending inter-parties hearing of the application meaning that the position of the applicant be and is hereby preserved pending inter-parties hearing on July 29, 2021," justice Onyango ordered.

She further directed that the matter be heard before Justice James Rika.

The orders were issued after Wambua sued Havi for what she described as contempt of court as interviews to find her replacement begin on Friday

The CEO argued that her contract was to end in February 2022 and replacement plans violate her rights.

Wambua insisted that she was ready to fight for her position and that she had sued Havi for defying a court order issued in 2020 barring the LSK President for instituting leadership changes.

Her move to court comes just after LSK announced its plans to interview the two shortlisted candidates, Mutua Ngumbau and Mutunga Mutisya, on Wednesday at 10.20 am and 11.20 am respectively at its headquarters on Gitanga Road.

Juliette Akoth Jakalia was also shortlisted for the interviews.

Nancy Gitonga

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