Tom Ojienda, the new lawyers representative to the JSC

Posted: February 7, 2014 in Politics/Current issues

Lawyers casting their votes during the LSK elections. Photo Source CitizenNews

Prof Tom Ojienda, that is the name that is among most Kenyans lips after he trounced Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi the race to represent lawyers in the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).

On Thursday elections were held where member elected their Chairperson, a Vice-chairperson, seven members of the council, and three Members of the Disciplinary Committee.

The three candidates who had been nominated for the Chairperson position include, Kanjama Charles Njiru, Mutua Eric Kyalo and Weda Ambrose Otieno. The results showed Erick Mutua retain the chairmanship position after beating his fellow contestants

The four lawyers who were contesting for the Judicial Service Commission slot included Kabaru wa Ndegwa, Ahmednasir Maalim Abdulahi, Professor Tom Odhiambo Ojienda and Erick Okong’o Mogeni. Tom Ojienda won the position beating his close rival Ahmednasir Maalim Abdulahi.

Ahmednasir Abdulahi through his twitter handle @ahmednasirlaw conceded defeat with this post 

“I congratulate Tom Ojienda as our representative in the JSC. My projection is he wins with about 300 votes more.”

According to the IEBC results, For the JSC representative, Tom Ojienda received 1,689 (44.46%), Ahmednasir Abdullah 1, 445 (38.04%), Erick Mogeni 548 (14.42%) and Kabru Ndegwa 117 (3.08%).

Prof. Tom Ojienda became a trending topic in twitter for the better part of yesterday and as usual Kenyans on Twitter #KOT did what they love doing best.

Here are some of the tweets from #KOT

@Etalephil  Congratulations Prof. Tom Ojienda for your victory to represent LSK in the JSC

SENATOR MURKOMEN ‏@kipmurkomen  Ahmednassir called Tom Ojienda a job seeker and indeed he got the job
Delli ‏@checheche8  @paulinenjoroge G.Shollei must be popping champagne at this moment!The Grand Mullah AhmedNasir concedes defeat.Congratulations Tom Ojienda.

Mwenda kirema ‏@Kiremavinni  Tom Ojienda to teach Ahmed Nassir the taste of defeat #LSKElections.

Gladys Boss Shollei ‏@gladysshollei Congratulations Tom Ojienda you deserved the victory.
Great work ahead to restore sanity to #JSC .



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