In a startling twist of events in the ongoing case regarding the alleged ‘fake’ lawyer, the accused, Brian Mwenda has disclosed a personal relationship with Law Society of Kenya (LSK) President Eric Theuri.
Mr Theuri has consistently been in the public limelight criticizing Mwenda’s credentials as a lawyer.
Mwenda claims that Theuri, on multiple occasions in the past, had used his influence to secure the release of Mwenda and his associates from various police stations following their arrests for alcohol-related offenses.
In light of this revelation, Mwenda is now pushing for the LSK President Theuri and LSK Vice President Faith Odhiambo to be disqualified from representing the Society in the ongoing case due to their close personal ties with him.
He even hinted that, in the unlikely event he faces legal action, he might call upon Theuri and Odhiambo as defense witnesses.
Mwenda insists that Theuri and Odhiambo’s involvement in the case is an attempt to prevent him from disclosing potentially sensitive information about their relationship, which has spanned over two years.
He further claims to have played a significant role in campaigning for Theuri during his bid for LSK presidency in 2022.
Mwenda’s arrest occurred on October 17, 2023, after he voluntarily presented himself at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters. His arrest followed LSK’s red flag, which accused him of impersonating a licensed advocate and practicing law without the necessary credentials.