“Ababu, Mwangangi, Osiany, Zack Kinuthia and others are in office illegally”, court rules

by Wakili Liam
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Health CAS, Dr Mercy Mwangangi

The High Court has ruled office of Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) was established contrary to the constitution and law.

High court judge justice Anthony Murima also ruled that Principle secretaries who were not shortlisted, interviewed and appointed in line with the law are holding positions contrary to the constitution.

Justice Murema also directed the state to ensure two-third principles in all appointive positions must be realised immediately.

Further, the High Court wants Cabinet Secretaries who were appointed in the first term must be approved by National Assembly to serve in the second term of office.

The ruling was on a case filed by activist Okiya Omtata.

President Uhuru Kenyatta created the position in 2018.

As a result of passage of time from when matter was delivered till now- structural interdict has been issued for 30 days in which Attorney General to provide information on amongst others gender, age and ethnicity of Cabinet Secretaries and Principle Secretaries.

The Court suspends the coming into effect of the judgment so not to disrupt government functions during pandemic

This is how Kenyans reacted to the verdict

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