By Porcupine Wanjekeche
As the elections of Law society of Kenya comes to a homestretch, candidates are leaving no stones unturned to woo supporters into their camp.
The front runner in the race , Peter Wanyama who has been cleared to contest for the seat has attracted myriad endorsements of influential senior lawyers and politicians ahead of the polls.
Last week Senior counsel Kalonzo Musyoka , former Justice minister Eugene Wamalwa and Danston Omari showed their support for Wanyama’s bid.
They three met during the demos against President William Rutos attack on judiciary.
Wanyama said during his tenure ,the independence of the judiciary won’t be a.matter of discussion.
” We will defend the independence of all the arms of government and we ask without begging anyone that each should stock to their respective lanes. The executive is not exceptional.” ,Said Wanyama .
Commercial law guru Donald Kipkorir in his Twitter handle has today thrown weight behind Wanyama .
“The past LSK Presidential Elections, I publicly came out in support of the sequential candidatures of Ahmednasir, Ojienda, Mutua, Gichuhi, Havi & Theuri & they all won. At least, it is a public record that is res ipsa … This year, I publicly endorse the candidature of my friend & lawyer, Peter Wanyama to be our next LSK President ..”, said Bitok.
” Peter Wanyama has the presence of mine, intellectual mien, cognitive intelligence & chutzpah to lead Kenya’s biggest & most influential professional society. LSK needs such a leader as it navigates our exciting & evolving times” , added Bitok.
The elections are slated for Feb 29TH.