The National Alliance party (TNA) secretary General Onyango Oloo with party chairman Johnston Sakanja.
BY SAM ALFAN.
The National Alliance party (TNA) Secretary General Onyango Oloo, has to choose between serving as the party’s executive or resign as a Parastatal Chairman.
A court ruling on the matter on Friday 11, 2015 said that a State Officer cannot hold a Public and Political Office at the same time.
Mr Justice Isaac Lenaola stated that Oloo cannot be the Chairman of Lake Basin Development Authority and head TNA at the same time.
This is following a move by a member of his party who sought his disqualification for holding two Public offices.
Rodgers Mogaka argued that since Oloo was appointed as the chairman of the Lake Basin Development Authority by President Kenyatta through gazette notice of December 23 last year, he is not qualified to remain as the TNA secretary general.
Mr Mogaka moved to court on Monday seeking orders to have Mr Oloo removed as the TNA Secretary General on grounds that he is also a state officer.
Mr Mogaka claimed that holding the two positions concurrently is in contravention with Article 77 of the constitution as well as the political party’s Act.
His lawyer Peter Langat told court that TNA may face deregistration due to failure to comply with both the Constitution as well as the Political Parties Act.
Justice Lenaola had earlier declined to grant the order sought and only certified the application as urgent.