LSK tells off politicians supporting Brian Mwenda over the impersonation case as an advocate of the High Court.
The Law Society of Kenya has denounced lawmakers for backing Brian Mwenda, who is charged with faking to be a High Court advocate.
LSK President Eric Theuri expressed concern over the suspect’s support from Kenyans despite the fact that he had committed an offense.
He claimed that they had dealt with other instances of imposters who were dealt with legally and procedurally, but he questioned why the case of Brian Mwenda had generated such a storm.
“This is the first time this character is receiving support from politicians and institutions such as Cotu. This leaves us with a question, who exactly is this Brian Mwenda? Why is he getting support for criminal activities from institutions and persons who have previously served public office and understand the need to maintain the rule of law?” he posed.
According to Theuri, Mwenda Should not be celebrated for doing something legally wrong.
“This is a man who should not be celebrated. This is a man who is a criminal and should be answering to the crimes he has committed,” he said.
Theuri asked Sonko to present Mwenda to the police for the next course of action.
Theuri said Sonko is committing an offence by keeping the suspect away from custody.
“Brian Mwendwa is a fugitive from the law, as Citizens we have a moral obligation to effect arrest if the said masquerader is spotted in public,” he said.
“We have seen a video he shot with former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko making fun of allegations facing him. We want to tell Sonko that if he does not produce the suspect in court, we will ask the police to take action against him.”