PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA STATE CORPORATIONS APPOINTMENT CHALLENGED.

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Lawyer Lempaa Suyiankaa for Katiba Institute and Africa Centre for Open Governance.

BY NT CORRESPONDENT.

Appointments by President Uhuru Kenyatta in various positions in various State Corporations has been challenged.

Lobby groups Katiba Institute and Africa Centre for Open Governance want the court to invalidate the appointment of the 128 persons claiming that the appointments were made without legal authority and in violation of the law.

They further argue that the appointments by the president and the cabinet secretaries are unconstitutional since they failed to comply with the requirement of section 7 of the sixth schedule.

“Pending the hearing and determination of the application inter-parties  an order be issued restraining each of the following persons appointed to the various positions via Gazette Notice from assuming , continuing  in or any other way performing their functions, ” told the court.

Through a certificate of urgency filed in courts, the groups claim that there was no advertisements or communication that were made to the members of the public of the existence of the positions adding that there was no interview process carried out.

“There is nothing on record that those appointed to the various positions are competent to discharge the functions of the respective offices,” said the lobby groups.

Through lawyer Lempaa Suyianka the said appointment to state corporations and agencies is such an affront to the constitution and if orders are not granted they argue that the rule of law would be in great jeopardy and that the president and the Cabinet Secretaries will continue to make illegal appointments to state corporations and agencies.

The matter will be mentioned for further directions.

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