Court suspends Implementation of Sakaja’s school feeding program.
Court suspends Implementation of Sakaja’s school feeding program after he built 12 kitchens all over Nairobi subcounties.
Some of the sub counties included; Dagoretti North, Embakasi Central, Embakasi South, Kasarani, Kibra, Makadara, Starehe, Roysambu , Ruaraka, and Westlands.
According to statistics, it would have costed taxpayers ksh. 1.2 bn, to make this program up and running.
According to the petitioner, Tunza Mtoto coalition, it’s not the mandate of a devolved unit, to come up with a feeding program.
The petition read,”No legal Notice was ever published authorising the transfer and delegation of powers, functions and competencies of the national government function in respect to primary schools to the County Government.”
“Neither was there Deed of Transfer signed between the National Government and the County Government authorising the transfer of the said functions and therefore the launch by the 1st and 2nd Respondents is illegal, unconstitutional and a gross violation of Articles 185(2), 186(1) and 187(2) of the Constitution, 2010,” read part of the petition.
Therefore, Justice Thande put up conservatory orders on the planned ‘Dishi na County’ feeding program in Nairobi primary schools.
All public schools and ECDEs within Nairobi were expected to get free meals in the next financial year 2023-24.