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The Track Record of Eric Theuri as LSK President



Eric Theuri, the 50th President of Law Society of Kenya (2022-2024) and Candidate for the Fourth LSK Male Representative to Judicial Service Commission (JSC)

Eric Theuri, the current and 50th President of Law Society of Kenya (2022-2024), is in the race to become the Fourth LSK Male Representative to Judicial Service Commission (JSC) and has three-fold agenda: safeguarding judicial independence and enhancing accountability, championing Judiciary transformation and offering effective and responsive representation to advocates at JSC in collaboration LSK leadership.

Eric Theuri boasts a track record of transformation, inclusion and integrity in his service to Advocates as POLSK. In particular, Theuri lists the following sixteen (16) achievements in his Manifesto in urging members to make him the third President of Law Society of Kenya to represent the society members of Male Representative to the Judicial Service Commission:-

  1. Set up Online PC application ensuring we get PC in maximum 5 days of successful application. The online PC application process came at a time when members processed their PCs in at least 2 months. This led to several advocates being locked of opportunities for lack of a PC. In collaboration with the Judiciary, we set up the online PC application platform that ensures that in a span of 5 days, advocates have their PC.
  2. Set up the committee on Building Wakili Towers for LSK. The same was passed in the AGM and Designs will be shared soon. During my tenure as President of LSK, the elusive Wakili Towers was actualized and plans to Develop LSK properties and build Wakili Towers actualized and passed at the AGM. I successfully lobbied the membership and built consensus, actualizing the adoption of the report of the building, which will be the pride of the society was actualized.
  3. Resolved impasse on registration of long-term leases. As the Branch Chair, I helped streamline the Ardhi Sasa Platform to align it to reality of the day-to-day conveyancing practice. Through extensive negotiations and lobbying through key stakeholder including the Kenya Association of Bankers, we were able to resolve the impasse on registration of long-term leases through Ardhi Sasa Platform. As a result, many practitioners who had been left helpless and stranded were able to earn fees and Banks able to release monies to the economy.
  4. Devolved justice games to Branches. The LSK has never devolved Justice Cup to our branches, since its inception. In the spirit of Devolution, my council has been the first to devolve the same, the first of such being held in Kisii. That has enhanced co-ordination between the national office and branches and revived inclusivity in our branches.
  5. Established a Taskforce on Law Reform to streamline the various statutes and regulations which include reduction of PC for newly admitted advocates. The legal provisions governing the various fees payable to enable any advocate practice as spread throughout various statutes and regulations. During my tenure as President of LSK, we commissioned a taskforce to streamline various statutes touching on the practice and business of advocates with the aim of achieving far reaching reforms including reduction of PCs for newly admitted advocates and young practitioners. The proposals have already been circulated to members for their input.
  6. Set up a Committee to review Remuneration order. The committee has formulated its TORs and began working. The ARO barely reflects the current economic times. In my tenure, we have made steps in reviewing the ARO to reflect the current economic times. Currently, the committee shared its TORs and is in the process of formulating its work plan.
  7. Redesigned LSK website and set up departmental phones numbers to improve communication. The LSK website had been dormant when we took over office. Several members raised complaints of lack of access to information on the website. Under my tenure, we revamped the website and introduced several departmental phone numbers through the 26th January 2023. This has greatly improved communication between the members and the secretariat.
  8. Developed LSK strategic Plan 2023-2028. Last one had expired in 2020. Having taken office as President of LSK, we found that there was no strategic plan guide the society in better achieving its mandate. Under my guidance, we were able to develop the Strategic Plan 2023- 2028 setting our medium-term agenda as a society.
  9. Filed several high-profile cases against the state including the CAS Case, Finance Act, Edible oils. As part of our PIL Mandate, my council boasts of being amongst the council’s that have filed several cases against the government. We have filed PIL cases such as: Finance Act, CAS, Edible oils, GMO Petition, Increase of Excise Duty, the Logging Ban petition, Maandamano cases, etc. In totality, my council has filed numerous game-changing cases.
  10. Restored the image and prestige of the Society. During my tenure, I have tirelessly worked to improve internal infrastructure and improve the corporate image of the Society. A society which was in constant fights and on the brink of division, now stands united, being the first council, in several years, to stay united to the conclusion of their term. I boast of handing over a United Society to the next incoming president of the LSK. We have been able to bring back strategic and development partners to help us fund key projects e.g the Legal Awareness Week that happened across all branches was fully funded by a development partner.
  11. Changed cheque signing mandate from Council members to top management and enhanced corporate management. The signing of cheques by previous council members was one of the reasons that led to division in the council. As president, I appreciated that the council’s role was to oversee expenditure as managed by the Secretariat. The cheque signing role therefore could not be held by the council. Under my tenure as president, we changed the cheque signing mandate, from the council to the secretariat thereby aligning the operation of council with best corporate governance practices.
  12. Developed policies and reviewed work place policies to strengthen management of the society.
  13. Defended judicial independence and fought for the Rule of Law. In my manifesto seeking to serve as president, I vowed to champion the Rule of Law and administration of Justice, defending the over reigning superiority of the Constitution. I have stood firm as the president, noting that the society is the last line of Defence. I have personally attended several interviews and championed the Rule of Law. I have also rallied members in taking part in a maandamano, championing for Judicial Independence.
  14. Member Services Taking over at a time when members grappled with mental Health challenges as a result of Covid, I have ensured several mental Health webinars have been availed. The charges for obtaining a Certificate of Good standing have been eliminated during my tenure, from 1000 to Nil. I boast of having a responsive secretariat that easily attends to member queries within the shortest time.
  15. Protecting practice environment. I have led and championed the protection of practice spaces by appearing in various cases to personally represent the Society’s stance on masqueraders. The Society has also through Practice and standards committee has nabbed several masqueraders and helped protect our practice Space.
  16. Lobbying E-Filing. I participated in the initial meeting with the Judiciary in actualizing the E-Filing portal from the Covid times when I was Branch Chair to its inception. As president and having undertaken a pivotal role in the inception of e-filing, I have successfully agitated for improving the efficiency of the E-Filing portal which has been able to seamlessly serve the members and eliminate the bottlenecks in decentralizing access to Justice. This has resulted in the seamless roll out of the e-filing services in many stations spread across the country.

For more information on Eric Theuri’s Agenda for LSK Male Representative to Judicial Service Commission (JSC) and his pledges, download Eric Theuri Male LSK Rep. to JSC 2024-26 Manifesto(pdf)


Eric Kivuva: Reset and Calibrate for a Nairobi LSK Branch that Delights Members

“My vision is for a Nairobi Branch that delights members because things work as they should to improve practice, welfare, and mentorship,” Eric Kivuva.




Eric Kivuva, Senior Partner at McKay Advocates and Nairobi LSK Branch Chair Candidate

By Eric Kivuva, Nairobi LSK Branch Chair Candidate 2024-2026

Nairobi Branch has had stability over the last few years but we seem to have stagnated on protecting and advocating for improvements in the practice environment and have become superficial about the real welfare issues of members. The time is nigh for us to reset our leadership and the branch. It is time to replace stagnation in practice with progress; Public relations in member care with results-oriented action; silence with empathy, disconnection with engagement. It is time for a reset and calibration of the branch for positive, progressive impact on our practice and welfare.

My Promise: To make Nairobi branch a truly world class branch when it comes to championing a better practice environment and more opportunities for members.

My Agenda: Our practice environment is not conducive for many advocates because of the bottlenecks that exist. We must prioritize practice matters if each one of us is to have a thriving practice so that you can not only meet your needs but also have a little more to create positive impact in the society.

My Reset and Calibrate Agenda

Agenda 1: Protect and Progress Practice Areas

  • Diligently follow through with implementation of CUCs and Bar-Bench Committee recommended actions.
  • Be proactive in monitoring changes in the legal sector and take measures to ensure advocates are not negatively affected by those changes.
  • Eliminate bottlenecks in practice areas specifically by championing efficiency at all registries i.e. Land Registries, Court Registries, Company Registries and KIPI.
  • Support the fight against corruption in the judiciary and the elimination of facilitation fees.

Agenda 2: Adoption of Emerging Practice Areas

  • Establish the emerging practice areas committee
  • Encourage greater collaboration with inhouse counsel to widen the practice space
  • Develop a simple guide to practice management

Agenda 3: Mentorship and Unity of the bar

  • Institute a practice mentorship program within the branch to equip members with skills and tools to help them build thriving practices.
  • Expand branch social activities and increase the frequency of the events to involve as many members as possible.

My Track Record

I have made significant contributions to the Nairobi branch without holding an elected position.

  1. I have been a staunch supporter of the Nairobi Branch, contributing through member donations and sponsoring numerous branch events.
  2. ⁠I played a pivotal role in establishing one of our most beloved traditions, the Nairobi Branch Quiz Night, alongside our esteemed first chair, Charles Kanjama, to foster camaraderie among members.
  3. ⁠I offered leadership during the organization of the first-ever LSK elections debate, where I not only facilitated as the MC but also ensured the event’s seamless execution.
  4. ⁠I contributed to the conceptualization of the Nairobi Legal Awards in 2021 organized by the Nairobi Branch and the inaugural Nrb Branch Christmas carols event.
  5. ⁠I consistently support the Nairobi branch financially and has served as a speaker at multiple branch events, most recently at a cocktail organized by the branch in August 2023.
  6. ⁠In recognition of my unwavering dedication, I was honored with the Committed Service Award in 2022, bestowed upon individuals who demonstrate exceptional commitment to branch activities.

There is no question that Nairobi LSK Branch holds a special place in my heart and that makes me the ideal candidate to lead the LSK Nairobi branch to new heights in the next two years.

My Vision for Nairobi Branch

My vision is for a Nairobi Branch that delights members because things work as they should to improve practice, welfare, and mentorship.

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Irene Kiwool: My Track Record and Call to PACT for Better Nairobi LSK

Irene Kiwool is calling for a PACT towards a Progressive and an All-Inclusive LSK Nairobi Branch Bar.




Irene Kiwool is running for LSK Nairobi Council Member 2024-2026 on PACK Agenda.

DownloadIrene Kiwool’s Manifesto for Nairobi LSK Council Member 2024-2026(PDF)


I am an advocate with 14 years post admission experience and a partner at Muchemi & Co. Advocates. For the past 6 years, my unwavering dedication and commitment to the bar has been evident through active participation on several Nairobi Branch Committees. This engagement has not only sharpened my legal acumen but has also allowed me to make meaningful contributions and impact to our legal community. I believe it is this commitment and dedication to our legal practice that led to my nomination as the Commercial and Conveyancing Practitioner of the Year in 2022 and listed among the Top 100 Real Estate and Finance Lawyers in Kenya in 2023.


Dedicated Leadership and Service

I have served diligently on the following committees:

  • Lands Liaison Committee
  • Commercial Practice Committee
  • ICT and IP (KIPI) Liaison Committee
  • Judicial Review Bar -Bench Committee
  • Devolution and Law Reform Committee
  • Ardhisasa Technical committee

Legal Practice Protection and Reform

I have played a pivotal role in safeguarding the legal practice and spearheading key reforms that support our profession and protecting our bread and butter.  Notable contributions include:

  • The gazettement of the Regulations on Electronic Conveyancing (The Land Registration (Electronic Transactions) Regulations, 2020),
  • The gazettement of The Regulations on Extension and Renewal of Leases (Land Extension and Renewal of Leases) Rules, 20l7.)
  • Development of a comprehensive Conversion Manual, which guides practitioners on the process to convert Land Titles and Deeds issued under the repealed land laws.
  • The manual is available on the Ministry of Lands Website.

Proactive Advocacy for Efficient Systems

I have been at the forefront lobbying and driving for improvements on the Ardhisasa System, to enhance its user-friendliness, responsiveness, efficiency and effectiveness. Through my proactive engagements, we have achieved significant upgrades, unlocked key registrations at the Nairobi Registration Unit and facilitated the development and dissemination of training materials on the use of the Ardhisasa system.


  • Filing of Consolidated applications
  • Introduction of a Progress Status bar to track registration status
  • Reduced timelines for the registration of Foreign Accounts
  • Enhanced system functionalities including editing applications
  • Comprehensive upload capabilities for chargee’s covenants, previously limited to 500 words activation of several registration forms conducting
  • Searches without proprietor’s consent through an Advocate account for unconverted or unenumerated properties cleared by Ministry of Lands


  • Long -term leases through the Memorandum of Understanding between Ministry of Lands and LSK
  • Where modules are inactive registration is manual by seeking exemption from the Registrar
  • Manual registration for inactive modules by requesting for an exemption to register through the Chief Land Registrar
  • Transfers by Chargee
  • Deed of Variations of Charges
  • Replacement of lost Titles and reconstruction of the register.


I am committed to honoring the PACT (Protect, Account, Champion and Track), by continuing to serve members, this time as a council member. With your vote, together, we can bring inclusivity, integrity, innovation and impactful change to our resident bar.


  • Protect members bread and butter by prioritizing practice issues and defend against challenges from whatever source. Develop a proactive stance to anticipate and mitigate risks before they impact our members.
  • Lobby for the establishment of a Practice Forward Committee aimed at monitoring emerging challenges in the legal practice, focusing on the welfare of Advocates, the emerging areas of legal practice and recommending implementable solutions. This initiative would ensure that Advocates are well supported and equipped to navigate the evolving complexities of the legal field.
  • Lobby for creation of an online Nairobi Branch Members Directory that is publicly accessible, allowing Members of the public to easily locate and engage legal counsel thereby increasing visibility and accessibility for our members.
  • Lobby and develop a tracking mechanism to weed out masqueraders and unqualified persons through a justice multi- stakeholder approach


  • Advocate for Accountability and Transparency of Branch operations and financial affairs.
  • Lobby for the adoption and implementation of a stakeholder and institutional accountability tool to monitor and enhance service delivery across key partner institutions (the courts; the Land Registration Units, BRS, Ecitizen, KRA, Registrar of persons, Tribunals among other’s). This tool will aim to ensure transparency, responsiveness and efficiency, proactively addressing challenges and optimizing resource utilization Advocate for prudent utilization of Branch funds to maximize the benefits to our members.


  • Champion and spearhead legal reforms that reflect current needs and future challenges with the aim to strengthen and grow members’ practice.
  • Champion for strategic networking engagements, collaboration and knowledge exchange.
  • Establish dynamic forums and platforms for members to leverage expertise and access valuable resources thus contributing to members individual growth, overall development and innovation within the legal practice.
  • Champion and spearhead the drafting and publication of a comprehensive manual that provides guidance on electronic conveyancing aiming to streamline and enhance conveyancing practice.


  • Establish a tracking system to regularly assess the welfare support mechanisms in place, ensuring they effectively contribute to the progression and growth of members.
  • Track the effectiveness of the mentorship program and develop strategic policies to expand the pool of mentors and enhance the quality of mentorship.
  • Lobby for the establishment and implementation of a performance metric’s system to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of branch committees. This metrics will be reviewed periodically to foster continuous improvement.


  1. Member of the Co -ordinating Committee that is tasked with the mandate to co-ordinate the review of the National Land Policy.
  2. Member of the Nairobi Lands Justice Working Group whose mandate is to identify the root causes and address systemic and endemic challenges in the administration of land justice in Nairobi County.
  3. Member at the Lands and Housing Sector Board Committee at KEPSA and public Policy and Advocacy Committee at KPDA.
  4. Member of the Kenya School of Law Mentorship programme.

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Njoki Mboce: I am Members Project for LSK President





By Njoki Mboce for LSK President 2024-2026 Team

Today, LSK faces an existential threat from those who seek to compromise its mandate by aligning with the regime in ongoing attempts to undermine the place of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) and erode the Rule of Law. This has the potential to regress the country to a state of impunity and dictatorship reminiscent of the past.

In such turbulent times, the LSK requires a leader who is resolute, decisive, and impartial. Harriet Njoki Mboce is this suitable leader, with a firm reputation, who will speak Truth to power in the face of encroaching dictatorship.

The actions of a candidate are a mirror of who they are, and what they will be in office. If a candidate wants the office at all costs, and abuses members’ trust to get there, they will have no integrity while in office. Harriet Njoki Mboce is unequivocally the LSK Members’ project. Boldly and firmly acting to defend Independence of the BAR, institutions, and the Rule of Law, she has maintained this commitment throughout her campaigns for President of LSK. This offers a strong basis to fearlessly champion members’ interests and protect the BAR from capture by the State and unscrupulous cartels.

Growing up, I dreamt of being a Navy Officer. I never in my wildest dreams imagined that I would one day be seeking the Presidency of an organisation previously led by impeccable names such as SC Gibson Kamau Kuria, SC Pheroze Nowrojee, SC Paul Muite, SC Hon Dr. Willy Mutunga (CJ Emeritus) and SC Raychelle Omamo, among others. It has taken resilience and a high dose of firm, and bold commitment to get here.

LSK requires a leader to withstand the pressure within and without, and to take the heat on behalf of the membership, whenever the Country and the Society’s living tenets come under threat. This resilience as a quality in the President of LSK enables me in a big way to see the wider horizon of the environment we operate in, to prepare for the storms and to boldly and firmly focus and act on our bigger mandate.

Come elections day, 29th February, 2024, I invite members to ask themselves: Which candidate shows real signs that they will not be corrupted, will run an accountable organisation and will sustain the moral and probity to place the LSK on a path of Independence? I humbly seek your vote to bring this desire home. Please vote for the Member’s project, Harriet Njoki Mboce, HSC for President of The Law Society of Kenya (2024-2026)

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