STATE OFFICERS MUST TESTIFY IN EARNEST TO ALLOW CASES BE CONCLUDED.

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BY NT CORRESPONDENT.

A Nairobi court has directed all the public officers summoned to appear in court to testify in alleged illegal termination of County Executives to do so in the next hearing date so that the matter can be concluded.

Lady Justice Hellen Wasilwa of the Employment and Labour relations court last week said she needs to conclude the case since it has taken long time.

“The remaining officers must appear in court in person during the next hearing date because justice delayed is justice denied, “Said Wasilwa.

Three Garissa County Executive Committee (CEC) Members contested the termination of their employment saying it was unlawful.

Justice Wasilwa said there should be no excuse to abscond courts summons and no one should apply delay tactics on the matter.

The three CECs Muktar Bulale, Salah Yakub and Idriss Aden are accusing Garissa Governor Nathif Jama of illegally dismissing them.

The suspended officials include County Secretary Mohamed Mursal, Communications Director and County Spokesman Abdikadir Sugow.

Two CECs, three chief officers and three directors are expected to appear in court for cross examination in the case

Failure to appear in court may cause the court to issue warrant of arrests against those it has summoned on May 19.

Garissa County assembly lawyer Ismael Dabar testified that the due process was not followed in sacking the county ministers since a committee to investigate the CECs was not formed.

The hearing continues on May 19.

 

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