COURT STOPS RECRUITMENT OF EACC STAFF.

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BY SAM ALFAN.
High court has suspended the recruitment of 172 members of staff by the Ethics and Anti- Corruption Commission (EACC).

Justice Joseph Onguto put on hold the recruitment, to allow a petition a challenging the exercise to be determined.

The petitioner Koech Kemboi, moved to court seeking orders to halt the recruitment, saying the commission is not properly constituted to conduct the exercise.

The commission is currently headed by a secretariat with Chief execute Mr Halake Wako and deputy secretary Mr Michael Mubea who have no capacity to recruit new staff.

The petitioner through his lawyer Stephen Ongaro, told the court that the EACC has no chairman and the members of the commission, saying any attempt t recruit new staff by the secretariat will be unconstitutional and illegal.

The lawyer submitted that section 18 of EACC provides that there shall be a secretariat with personnel to be determined by the commission.

Mr Ongaro told the court that, the integrity of CEO and Deputy Secretary had been questioned by parliament and a bill was passed to have them removed.

He said when the Bill was presented to the President he rejected and instead recommended that the two be vetted by the new commissioners to be appointed.
The court fixed the hearing of petition on December 4, 2015.


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