Nelson Havi (Born on 5th April 1977 )is a prominent city lawyer whose hard work and determination saw him rise to become the 49th president of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK). The lawyer is opulent, well spoken and vocal when it comes to corruption. He promised that as the president of LSK he would work hard to get rid of corruption.
Perhaps the public’s most memorable appearance of him as at the moment is when he and Edwin Sifuna faced off during an interview on Citizen TV. The interview, hosted by Wahiga Mwaura, became heated when the two began a war of words with Sifuna accusing Havi of being full of himself and letting his position at LSK cloud his judgement. The discussion on that particular day was on politics and law with Havi being vocal on the unlawfulness of Anne Kananu being chosen as governor.
Background and Education
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The popular lawyer man was raised by his mother, Grace Obwamo, who is a retired teacher, in his later years. Born in Mwihila Mission Hospital in Old Kakamega, he is the second born to Mr and Mrs. Omwamo.
He lost his father while he was a form one student. Mr. Obwamo lost his life after being hit by a bullet in the wake of the 1992 post election violence, something that greatly influenced his decision to become a lawyer.
Havi attended Nangili Primary School before proceeding to Musingu High School. He managed to gain the affection of his teachers since he was a bright student who always topped his class. After excelling in his secondary school education, he joined the University of Nairobi where he successfully pursued a Bachelor of Law degree.
Soon after completing his law degree, he managed to get a job with a local law firm. He worked for a number of law firms before deciding to set up his own firm named Havi & Company Advocates. He offers a variety of services to its clients, such as, debt collection, intellectual property rights, corporate finance advisory, arbitration and commercial litigation.
Later, he joined the Law Society of Kenya and vied to be the president of the organization. Of all the other able, competent and prominent lawyers who applied for the position, he was the one to emerge at the top.
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The lawyer is married to Fellicine Oriri who is also a lawyer. The two met at the University of Nairobi and have been together since then. They are blessed with three children, two daughters and a son.
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