Court suspends vetting of principal secretary nominees.
Court suspends vetting of public secretary nominees through a declaration by Justice Nzioki Makau, who ruled that the process to be suspended until the hearing and determination of the application on November 21.
The ruling read,”That pending hearing of this application inter partes on 21st November 2022 a conservatory order does and is hereby issued restraining and/or barring the Respondents from receiving or if already received the list of nominees, barring the processing, vetting, or in any way proceeding or processing the nomination for appointment and/or appointing the 1st to 51s5 Interested Parties herein as Principal Secretaries as communicated vide a Press Release dated 2nd November 2022.”
According to an affidavit filed by Fred Bikeri, the nomination of the principal secretaries, did not include all people from every region in Kenya.
Bikeri argued,”The said list of persons appointed to the rank of Principal Secretaries does not reflect nor ensure gender balance, regional balance, tribal balance, inclusivity of the marginalized, contrary to the tenets of good governance as demanded by Articles 10, 54, 55, 56 and 57 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.”
“On the impugned list of 51, 13 are Kalenjin from Rift Valley, 13 from Central Kenya which is to the detriment of the other 40 tribes and communities in Kenya,” the court papers read.
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