Law Society of Kenya (LSK) President Nelson Havi has established himself as one of the most celebrated lawyers in the country. 

While he may appear on television defending the rights of lawyers, the Constitution of Kenya 2010, among others, Havi is a devoted family man.

He has often on social media shared images of his beautiful family, and shared landmark moments in their lives.

Havi prides himself in being a great father to his children, and the public can agree, as he has shared news of his children's education and academic milestones.

On this segment, Nairobileo.co.ke profiles Havi's daughter, Lawyer Christabel Mideva Eboso.


Background & Education

Mideva celebrates her birthday on December 24, and in a sweet birthday message to her in 2019, Havi revealed that the day coincides with the date women were allowed to practice law in the commonwealth, 101 years ago.

She attended Alliance Girls High School between 2008 and 2011, and proceeded to enroll at the University of Nairobi.

She graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Laws degree. 

Mideva rejoined UoN in 2017 and graduated in 2018 with a Master of Laws, Law, Governance, and Democracy, according to her LinkedIn.

In 2019, she enrolled at the University of Kent where she is pursuing a Doctorate of Philosophy - PhD, Law, Socio-Legal Studies.

She was admitted to the bar in November 2018.

"It was another happy today, when I witnessed the admission to the Bar, of one of my daughters and pupil, Christabel Mideva Eboso. Congratulations and welcome aboard, Christy. You are up to the task ahead of you," Havi tweeted then.

Career

Mideva's first legal experience was as a legal intern at Professor Albert Mumma & Co. advocates, where she served for a few months between June and December 2016.

In January 2017, she worked as a research assistant at the University of Nairobi through to December that year.



She would later join Havi & Co. Associates in January 2018, where she worked till October the same year.

In November that year, she joined Nyaanga & Mugisha Co. Advocates where she served until her departure for the UK in 2019.

Since September 2019, Mideva has also served as a Graduate Researcher And Teaching Assistant at the University of Kent.

The young lawyer notes that Legal practice is a learning career, and on a daily basis she gets to meet and interact with persons disciplines and as a result is exposed to new knowledge and ideas.

“the profession is a hub of networks, with different areas of law enjoying a symbiotic relationship ensuring that none is considered as more superior than the other”, Christabel told the Palm Magazine on September 14, 2021.

Milestone

On September 14, 2021, Mideva was featured on the Palm Magazine on its edition of Africa's Top Legal Milennial.

She sits as a Member of the Gender Committee, Law Society of Kenya, and with an inclination towards commercial litigation, Arbitration, and the legal academy with a special take-to for governance and gender and the law. 

Mideva's impassioned interest in feminism and the future of women in governance is evidenced in her PhD thesis which touches on the implementation of the two-thirds gender rule in Kenya, whilst offering a comparative solution to a gender-inclusive electoral field.