Puzzle of ‘fake’ lawyer ‘Brian Mwenda Njagi’ who represented ex-Mungiki leader & Won 26 Court Cases

The Nairobi branch of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) has issued a warning to the public regarding an individual who is allegedly impersonating an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya in order to deceive unsuspecting clients.

In a statement released on Thursday, October 12, the LSK strongly refuted Brian Mwenda Njagi’s credibility as an advocate and as a member of their branch, and called for vigilance within both the legal community and the general public.

According to the LSK’s official notice, which was disseminated through various communication channels, the society made it clear that Brian Mwenda Njagi was not recognized as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, nor was he a member of the LSK Nairobi Branch. This unequivocally debunked any claims suggesting otherwise.

The notice stated, “The LSK Nairobi Branch has been made aware, through the Rapid Action Team (RAT), that the individual in question has been presenting himself as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a member of the LSK Nairobi Branch.”

The branch reaffirmed its commitment to upholding the integrity and professionalism of the legal profession while also protecting the public from fraudulent activities.

Although some online observers may have praised Mwenda for his confident and polished demeanor, there have also been reports of disruptive and unsettling behavior attributed to him. Incidents involving alleged harassment of police officers and disruptive conduct at LSK events have brought his controversial actions to public attention.

Additionally, a specific incident in which he represented former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga in a televised court proceeding raised questions about his legitimacy and competence within the legal field.

Upon further investigation on the LSK portal, it was found that there was no record of a legitimate advocate matching the description of Mwenda.

In response to this concerning situation, the LSK urged the public to remain vigilant and report any suspected cases of impersonation promptly. They emphasized the importance of collaborative efforts to preserve the sanctity of the legal profession.