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LSK hunting down ‘impostor’ lawyers

The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) has launched a crackdown on quacks operating as licensed lawyers countrywide.  LSK Chief Executive Officer Apollo Mboya regrets allegations that some of the quack lawyers are acting as agents of some judicial officers.  “Majority of the quacks masquerade as advocates in courts in Kisii, Awendo, Rongo, Migori, Nyamira, Kehancha, Molo, Ruiru and Thika,” Mboya said. Currently, LSK has 10,033 registered members with 5,516 licensed to practice, 53 are struck off the Roll of Advocates while 27 are under suspension following professional indiscipline. Between 2001 and 2012, LSK received 2,389 cases on indiscipline, heard and concluded 1,867 with 499 pending.

Source Link: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/?articleID=2000075105&story_title=LSK-hunting-down-%E2%80%98impostor%E2%80%99-lawyers

Source: Standard Pg 13

Date: Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013