Commission presses for quality legal services

By: ALICE WAITHERA

Advocates Complaints’ Commission chairperson Beauttah Siganga has asked Kenyans to demand quality services from their lawyers.

He spoke on Tuesday in Murang’a town during a public education forum.

Siganga said many Kenyans receive poor representation from their lawyers, despite paying legal fees.

The commission has received 19,000 complaints against lawyers, he said.

Fifty-seven were struck off the roll of advocates and 36 suspended, Siganga said.

“This year alone we have received 744 complainants,” he said.

Some lawyers do not inform their clients on the status of their cases, while others swindle money awarded, Siganga said.

“It is the duty of lawyers to inform their clients on how far their cases have gone and when they are likely to be concluded.”