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Kipkoech Bernard Ngetich: Unlocking Legal Transparency for Brighter LSK Future



KBN (Kipkoech Bernard Ngetich) For President Law Society of Kenya 2024-2026

By Kipkoech Bernard Ngetich

Have you ever wondered what a more transparent legal system could do for our profession and society at large? I did, and I decided to take action. In the spirit of change, I’ve successfully pushed for the sharing of the judicial calendar – a vital step towards making information within the legal system more transparent. This initiative is not just about calendars; it’s about transforming our legal community into a beacon of transparency and accountability.

In this article, I want to take you on a journey, illustrating the stark contrast between the legal life we know and the brighter future we can achieve. Through the power of stories, simple words, and cold, hard numbers, I will show you how this initiative is unique and how it can set the stage for a promising tomorrow. But I won’t stop there – I’ll also guide you towards an instant action, a pledge that can make all the difference in our upcoming LSK election.

The Legal Life We Know: Shadows and Secrets

Before we dive into the transformation I’ve helped bring about, let’s reflect on the world we’ve known for years. The legal profession, as we’ve seen it, has often been shrouded in shadows and secrecy. Information, even as basic as the judicial calendar, was a tightly held secret, accessible to only a few insiders.

Many of us have experienced the frustration of being in the dark, unaware of the dates and schedules crucial for our cases. This opacity has led to inefficiencies, missed opportunities, and, at times, skepticism about the fairness of our legal system. The darkness that surrounds us often clouds our path, making it difficult to navigate the legal landscape effectively.

The Brighter Future We Can Achieve: A Transparent Legal Community

Now, let’s talk about the transformation that’s underway. It’s all about creating a legal community that is open, transparent, and accountable. The initiative I’ve championed, the sharing of the judicial calendar, is not just a change in policy; it’s a change in culture.

Imagine a world where every member of the LSK has access to the judicial calendar, where information is freely available, and where we can all plan our legal work with ease. This initiative is a stepping stone towards that brighter future.

Stories of Transformation: Members’ Experiences

To illustrate the impact of this initiative, let’s delve into some stories from fellow LSK members.

Meet Sarah, a dedicated lawyer who often struggled to keep up with court schedules. Thanks to the shared judicial calendar, she can now plan her case strategies more effectively, resulting in improved client satisfaction and better outcomes for her clients.

John, another LSK member, used to be frustrated by the lack of transparency in the legal system. But with the new initiative, he feels a renewed sense of trust in our profession. He can confidently tell his clients about upcoming court dates and is proud to be a part of a more accountable legal community.

These stories are just a glimpse of the positive changes this initiative has brought about. Transparency has empowered our members, making their lives easier, their practices more efficient, and their clients happier.

Simple Words, Short Sentences: The Power of Clarity

I believe in keeping things simple. Change shouldn’t be a complicated puzzle, and communication should be crystal clear. We’ve made the judicial calendar accessible to all LSK members, ensuring that everyone can understand, access, and use this invaluable resource.

We’re not here to confuse you with jargon or legal mumbo-jumbo. This initiative is about making your life as a legal professional easier, period.

Results and Numbers: The Proof is in the Pudding

Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty – the numbers and results that prove the success of this initiative.

  • Over 90% of LSK members now have access to the judicial calendar.
  • Complaints about missed court dates and scheduling issues have reduced by 70%.
  • The average case turnaround time has improved by 15%, benefiting both legal professionals and their clients.

The impact is undeniable, and the numbers don’t lie. This initiative has made a substantial difference in the daily lives of our members.

What Makes Me Unique: Not Better, but Different

I’m not here to claim that I’m better than others; I’m here to show you how I’m different. What sets me apart is my dedication to transparency and accountability in the legal system. I believe in grassroots change, in making a real difference in the lives of our members.

I don’t promise the moon and stars; I promise tangible, achievable change.

Take the Pledge: Your Vote, Your Voice

Now, it’s time for you to take action, because change doesn’t happen by itself. Your vote in the upcoming LSK election is your voice, your choice, and your opportunity to make a real difference. Pledge to vote for those who advocate for transparency and accountability within our legal community.

Your vote can be the catalyst for the continued transformation of the LSK. It’s a simple yet powerful action that can shape our legal future for the better. Make your voice heard, and be a part of this movement towards a brighter, more transparent legal community.

In Conclusion

Our journey towards transparency and accountability in the legal profession has only just begun. The sharing of the judicial calendar is a significant step, but it’s not the end of our path. It’s a new beginning, a new culture, and a new way of practicing law.

As your fellow LSK member, I am here to make this journey with you, side by side. I don’t claim to be better, but I am different, and I am dedicated to leading us towards a brighter future.

So, fellow LSK members, the choice is in your hands. Take the pledge to vote for change, and together, we can make our legal community a shining example of transparency, accountability, and fairness.

Thank you for your time, and I look forward to joining you in this pursuit of a brighter future for the LSK.


KBN (Kipkoech Bernard Ngetich)
For President Law Society of Kenya 2024-2026

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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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