Drama as ‘fake’ lawyer arrested in Nakuru

A man suspected of masquerading as a an advocate was was on Thursday February 8, 2024 arrested in Nakuru.

The incident happened at Nakuru CBD’s I iconic Gate House building during a crackdown by Law Society of Kenya.

Addressing press, Stephen Mbugua from LSK Rapid Action Team mandated with safeguarding space of practice together with Practice Standard Committee revealed that they landed in Nakuru after receiving a tip-off.

These led to the raid of the Building 5th Floor an office by the name Ombati and Ombati Advocates run by one identified as Boniface Kirima.

“Through assistance of officers from Central Police station, we have established that this man is a fake advocate who has duped members of the public,” said Mbugua.

During the raid, more than 100 fake title deeds were recovered with no seals, all from prime areas within Nakuru Municipality.

Mbugua added that there is probability the suspect has conned many people in Nakuru.

“Action shall be taken and the suspect shall be araigned on Friday February 9, 2024 for offenses related to obtaining and masquerading as an advocate,” stated Mbugua.

According to Mwangi LSK shall continue with the crackdown across the country to sanitize their space as legal practioners.

“We have sent a very strong warning to anyone masquerading as an advocate that your days are numbered.We want to sanitize our space because the system of Justice must be safe from unqualified persons,” he told reporters in Nakuru.

Similar sentiments echoed by Lindah Kiome who is Council Member LSK and also the Chairperson Practice Standards and Ethics Committee.

 

 

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