Murugi, Galgalo land agency jobs nullified
SEE ALSO :The curse of handshakeHowever, they ended up being nominated for the post of members. And today, Justice Hellen Wasilwa ruled the selection panel chaired by former Nyeri Woman Representative Pricilla Nyokabi irregularly recommended their appointment to the President. “I find that the nomination and appointment of the 8th and 9th interested parties (Galgalo and Murugi) unconstitutional, null and void, especially when vied against article 232 of the constitution,” Justice Wasilwa said. The judge also criticised the National Assembly for vetting and approving Ms Galgalo even after failing to produce a tax compliance certificate during the exercise and allowing her to bring the documents later. Lady justice Wasilwa, however, allowed the nomination and appointment of lawyer Gershom Otachi as chairman even after she found that selection panel was not legally constituted.
SEE ALSO :Uhuru to open Naivasha SGR stationActivist Okiya Omtatah and lawyer Antony Otiende moved to court to stop the swearing-in of the nine on grounds of irregularity. They claimed due process was not followed. The two claimed the selection panel was not competently constituted as it omitted representatives from other sectors such as civil society. The judge concurred with the argument but failed to quash the appointment of Otachi and six commissioners, who are now set for swearing-in to office. Justice Wasilwa declared that although the panel was incomplete, she could not fault the nomination and eventual appointment of the seven. They include former Labour minister Kazungu Kambi, ex-Egerton University Vice-Chancellor James Tuitoek, Reginald Okumu, Getrude Nguku, Alsiter Mutugi and Hubbie Al-Haji.
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