Kalonzo, Karua among those to be promoted, names to be presented to Uhuru for gazettement [List]

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File image of Kalonzo Musyoka (L) Raila Odinga (C) and Martha Karua (R) Kalonzo and Karua are listed in the LSK list of 24 for senior counsel status

Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka and former Gichugu MP Martha Karua are among those whose names feature in list to be presented to Presented to president Uhuru Kenyatta for promotion.

The two veteran lawyers are among more than 20 lawyers selected by the Law Society of Kenya for conferment of the rank of senior counsel.

The list was compiled by the Senior Counsel Committee, paves the way for them to join the elite and exclusive club whose membership includes James Orengo, Prof. Tom Ojienda, Paul Muite, Hon. Prof. Githu Muigai, Hon. Dr. Willy Mutunga among others.

The LSK website lists 26 senior counsel members. However, two of those listed (Joe Okwach and Mutula Kilonzo) are deceased, reducing the number to 24.

The names which were selected from a pool of 90 applicants will be forwarded to Chief Justice David Maraga who will then present them to President Uhuru Kenyatta for gazetting shortly afterwards.

Included in the list are some of the finest brains in the field and household names in legal practice.

Below are others on the list.

1.     Kalonzo Musyoka

2.    Martha Karua

3.    Philip Murgor (former Director of Public Prosecutions)

4.    Fred Ngatia (veteran lawyer)

5.    Dorcas Oduor (Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions)

6.    Judy Thongori (renowned family lawyer)

7.    Kioko Kilikumi

8.    Patricia Nyaundi, (former CEO of the defunct Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission-TJRC)

9.    John Ohaga (renowned arbitrator)

10. Rautta Athiambo

11.  Wilfred Nderitu,

12. Prof Albert Mumma,

13. Pravin Bowry

14. John Chigiti

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