Man picked to head Jubilee board suspended from practising law

Godfrey Wanyonyi’s profile on the Law Society of Kenya website shows that he has been inactive since last year.

The man picked to head the Jubilee Party elections board has not been allowed to practice law since last year because of professional misconduct.

The website also shows that Mr Wanyonyi was suspended in 2013 and 2014. For an advocate to be suspended, they must have committed a serious professional offence.

In May 20, 2003, Mr Wanyonyi was suspended for six months after being found guilty of issuing two bouncing cheques, withholding Sh240,000 plus interest due to a client and failing to reply to correspondence.

Sources told the Nation that Mr Wanyonyi still has three other pending cases filed by different complainants.

Records also show that Mr Wanyonyi has has failed to attend the number of seminars required of an advocate to get a practicing certificate since 2012.

On Monday, the Jubilee Party unveiled Mr Wanyonyi and his team.

“If the nominations are free and fair then there should be no fallouts,” said the party’s chairman Raphael Tuju.

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