JUST IN; Labour Court Rules in Favour of Pres. Ruto Concerning Permanent Secretary Nominees
A Nairobi resident had earlier filed a petition at the Milimani Law Court seeking to stop the nomination of Permanent Secretaries citing lack of gender, regional and ethnic balance. The petitioner, Frederick Kiberi argued that President William Ruto failed to adhere to articles 10, 54, 55, 56 and 57 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
Ruto Suffers Another Blow As His Name Is Dragged to Court Over Appointments
The vetting and approval of Permanent Secretaries is now on hold after a Nairobi resident petitioned the Milimani Law Court to stop the process. The petitioner, Frederick Kiberi, claims that President William Ruto's list of PS nominees does not reflect or ensure gender, regional, and ethnic balance and inclusivity of marginalized communities.
Court Stops Vetting of Top Personalities Nominated by President Ruto
The Employment and labour relations court has stopped the ongoing vetting of Principal Secretaries pending the hearing and determination of a case filed. Justice Nzioka Wa Makau issued the order stopping the vetting process on Monday. “A conservatory order is hereby issued restraining and barring the National Assembly from receiving or if already received, barring the processing, vetting or in any way proceeding or processing the nomination for appointment of the 51 nominees as PSs,” the order reads.
Trouble looms for president Ruto as a petition challenging his PSs appointment has been filed.
A Nairobi citizen petitioned the Milimani Law Court to halt the process of selecting and approving the recently nominated Permanent Secretaries and as a result, the procedure is currently on hold. Frederick Kiberi, the petitioner, contends that President William Ruto's list of PS nominees does not reflect or guarantee ethnic, regional or gender balance or the inclusion of vulnerable groups.