LSK president Havi joins politics
Nelson Havi, the embattled president of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK), has announced his intent to join politics.
Speaking at a church function in Kabete at the weekend, Havi announced he will vie for the Westlands parliamentary seat in the 2022 general elections.
He intends to contest on an Amani National Congress (ANC) ticket. The political party is associated with veteran politician Musalia Mudavadi who is eyeing the presidency.
Havi has also promised to create jobs for his constituents if elected.
“I have come here to ask for a chance to serve you in parliament as the Member of Parliament for Westlands. I have a direction, which is the Amani National Congress. The problem with Westlands is the lack of well-being and lack of jobs.
That is why the plan for ANC is to improve the current economic state of the area,” he said.
President Bishop Dr Patrick Lihanda also prayed for Vihiga Woman Representative, Hon Beatrice Adagala and I, as we committed our service to the People of Kenya to God. ^DoS pic.twitter.com/TB3zJMGJmD
— Nelson Havi (@NelsonHavi) June 13, 2021
The announcement comes barely a month after the controversial LSK boss said residents of the constituency approached him to run for the seat.
“I have accepted the request of the people of Westlands Constituency to serve them, and the nation in that capacity of an MP effective August 2022 or earlier in the event Parliament is dissolved,” Havi said in the video he shared on Twitter.
Tim Wanyonyi, who is the current officer holder of this constituency, has shown interest in the seat of Nairobi Governor.
Wanyonyi was first elected into office in 2013 on an ODM ticket, and he is currently serving his second term in office.
Recently social media influencer Arthur Mandela, alias Xtian Dela, also declared his interest in the seat of Westlands MP.
Havi’s tenure at LSK has been characterised with infighting and wrangles among elected members.