COURT HALTS NGO BOARD DECISION TO DEREGISTER KHRC.

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High Court Judge Chacha Mwita who suspended NGOs Coordination Board National Board to to deregister Kenya Human Rights Commission( KHRC) /PHOTO BY S.A.N.

High Court Judge Chacha Mwita who suspended NGOs Coordination Board National Board to to deregister Kenya Human Rights Commission( KHRC) /PHOTO BY S.A.N.

BY NT CORRESPONDENT.

Kenya Human Rights Commission( KHRC) got a temporary reprieve after high court suspended the decision by NGOs Coordination Board National Board to cancel its registration.

Justice Chacha Mwita in issuing the orders said that the court has to intervene so that the commission can continue with its operations.

The KHRC moved to court saying that that the decision by the NGO board to cancel its certificate is gross violation to fair hearing and should be overturned.

In an affidavit, the commission Executive Director George Mong’are Kegoro says that the respondents has continued to exercise powers of the Kenya Revenue Authority, the Immigration Department and the Central Bank of Kenya.

“It has acted in excess of jurisdiction without jurisdiction in gross abuse of office and the law, “claims KHRC.

The commission claims that NGO board has subjected the commission to arbitrary , harsh and depressive treatment thereby violating its right to dignified and humane treatment as guaranteed in the constitution.

They claim that they have been in existence for the last 25 years since 1994.

Kegoro argued that the petitioner’s image as an internationally renowned human rights organization is bound to suffer because the respondent has sensationally and maliciously associated it with tax evasion, money laundering, misappropriation and embezzlement of donor funds.

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