12 February 2013

Kenya: LSK Cracks Down On Bogus Lawyers

The Law Society of Kenya has blacklisted several law firms and lawyers operating illegally around the country. LSK Chief Executive Officer Apollo Mboya said majority of the illegal law firms are operating in Kisii, Migori, Rongo, Kilgoris, Nyamira and Ndhiwa.

A further 17 Advocates of the High Court are practicing without valid certificates mostly in up country. "LSK will take legal action against the blacklisted lawyers and law firms for operating in contravention of the Advocates Act," Mboya said.

The LSK is also cracking down on notorious lawyers, law firms and unqualified people impersonating lawyers in Ruiru, Thika, Kajiado, Kitengela and Malindi. "We have forwarded to the police names of the imposters operating as Advocates of the High Court...their actions are criminal," Mboya said.

He added that LSK launched a crackdown on quacks operating as licensed lawyers countrywide two weeks ago. He urged members of the public to confirm names of certified lawyers on the official LSK website www.lsk.or.ke before engaging them with legal briefs.

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