Get rid of fake lawyers, pro­vide list of gen­uine ones, MP Njuki urges JSC

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

Chuka Igam­bang’ombe MP Muthomi Njuki has urged the Ju­di­cial Ser­vice Com­mis­sion to use a suit­able mech­a­nism to get rid of quacks pos­ing as lawyers. He spoke in Chuka town on Fri­day dur­ing the Chuka High Court Open Day. The event was at­tended by Judges, mag­is­trates, lawyers and other court users. Njuki said un­qual­i­fied in­di­vid­u­als have been con­ning un­sus­pect­ing Kenyans. “We have a lot of mas­quer­aders, who pre­tend to be lawyers, but are yet to at­tend any law school. They charge low rates com­pared to pro­fes­sional lawyers,” he said. “They file doc­u­ments that are not tan­gi­ble, lead­ing to crip­pling of cases and even­tu­ally the cases are thrown out be­cause they can­not hold.” Njuki urged the JSC to pro­vide a list of lawyers ac­cred­ited by the Law So­ci­ety of Kenya to op­er­ate in var­i­ous courts. “This will help res­i­dents au­then­ti­cate ad­vo­cates who are suit­able to rep­re­sent them,” he said.

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