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LSK President Nelson Havi Joins DP Ruto’s UDA Party

by Zablon Ondari
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Law Society of Kenya (LSK) President Nelson Havi and Westlands Parliamentary hopeful has joined Deputy President William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party ahead of the 2022 General Election.

Havi was on Monday afternoon, 22nd November received by DP Ruto at his Karen office.

“Good to receive lawyer @NelsonHavi, the President of the Law Society of Kenya, who has declared interest to contest the Westlands parliamentary seat on a United Democratic Party ticket,” DP Ruto said in a tweet.

In attendance during the new signing was Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago, Garissa Town MP Aden Duale and Mathira counterpart Rigathi Gachagua.

Havi defected from Musalia Mudavadi’s led party Amani National Congress (ANC) which he had joined in May 2021.

Speaking in an interview with a local radio station Havi said that he was not contesting the seat for the lucrative pay but to serve Kenyans.

“I am not going to parliament because I am looking for money. I am not going to hide money I have stolen before. I have no flaws. I am capable of serving,” he said.

He explained that his decision to run for the MP seat was made after he was approached by the constituency’s residents asking him to represent them.

“I have accepted the request of the people of Westlands Constituency to serve them and the nation in that capacity – MP effective August 2022 or earlier in the event parliament is dissolved,” he said.

Havi will be seeking to replace current Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM).

He will battle it out with Betty Adera who doubles as the National Chairperson of KANU party and blogger Arthur Mandela, alias Xtian Dela who has also declared his interest in the seat.

Wanyonyi will be vying for Nairobi’s gubernatorial seat in 2022 on an ODM ticket.

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