Days after the High Court declaring the NSSF Act of 2013 unconstitutional, null and void for what it said lack of public participation in the Act's formulation, President William Ruto has responded to the same. President Ruto who is looking forward to leading a Government that largely raises its revenues locally instead of through external debts like how it has been the case for his predecessors has vowed to make sure that a review of the Act is done for contributions to be mandatory and fair.
The High Court has said that it will convey its full judgment on the official political decision request on Monday. In a notification given by the court's recorder L. M. Wachira on Saturday, the court said that the judgment would be given through email. The court had on September 5, 2022, said that it would deliver the full judgment, enumerating the motivations behind why it dismissed the request documented by Azimio official applicant Raila Odinga and six others, testing the result of the August political decision in 21 days.
Ruto's Move Suffers A Blow As A Three Judge Bench Declares NSSF Increment Unconstitutional, Null and Void
President William Samoei Arap Ruto's project to increase the National Social Security Fund (NSFF) from Shs. 200 to Shs. 2068 has suffered a huge blow after a three bench judge has declared the move unconstitutional, null and void. The three bench High Court Judges, including Justices Mathews Nduma, Hellen Wasilwa and Monica Mbaru stopped the bid to increase monthly contributions to the National Social Security Fund (NSFF) ten-fold up to Sh2,068 after it ruled that the law supporting the increments was unconstitutional.
New claims have been made by the High Court against the attorneys addressing the two resistance pioneers, as indicated by Kenyans.co.ke. The High Court has not yet settled on a choice on the request introduced by Raila Odinga and his running buddy, Azimio la Umoja. In light of IEBC executive Wafula Chebukati's statement of William Ruto as President-elect, the two resistance pioneers presented a request testing the result.
The controversial release of two Iranians who are suspected terrorists has triggered new diplomatic tension in the country. The two, Ahmad Abolfathi Mohamed and Sayed Mansour Mousavi were arrested in 2012 in Mombasa after they were found in possession of 15Kgs of explosives that they intended to use in terror attacks across the country.
President William Ruto has inherited a state that faced a lot of issues in which he will have to make difficult decisions that would please one side and annoy the other regardless of the political faction. During the Kenya Kwanza meeting at Karen immediately after win was upheld by the Supreme Court on 5th September 2022, President William Ruto affirmed that the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) for MPs will not be scrapped and will consult the necessary law institutions to ensure that the funds will be available in his tenure.
President William Ruto has sought public participation in his plan to create the Chief administrative secretary (CAS) position in his administration. However, many Kenyans have called on Ruto to obey the High Court ruling that rendered the position unconstitutional . Kenyans have until October 6 to give their opinion as to whether they agree with the president's plan or not .
Miguna Miguna, an embattled attorney, cast his attention at Karanja Kibicho, the principal secretary to Fred Matiang'i, the departing interior cabinet secretary. The exiled lawyer said in a statement he posted on Wednesday, September 21 that after the Kenyan Court awarded him damages he was resolved to get up to Ksh7 million from the leaders.
The Public Service Commission has invited the members of the general public to fully participate and submit their respective views on the creation of Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS), a position that was quashed by High Court after the retired president Uhuru Kenyatta established it in 2018. “I have decided to establish a new position in government, the position of Chief Administrative Secretary in all our ministries.
Photo Courtesy;Fred Matiangi and Miguna Miguna Miguna has now turn tables on Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi and his principal secretary Karanja Kibicho as he demands huge sum of money as compensation. The exiled lawyer who was recently given his passport by Ruto led administration disclosed that he is commited to ensuring that the two obey the court orders which awarded him 7 milion shillings as compensation for damages caused.
The interviews have been moved to Monday, October 3, according to a statement from Judiciary Chief Registrar Anne Amadi dated Monday, September 19 The rescheduling, according to JSC, was done to give enough time for a definitive hearing of any objections made regarding the exercise.
Allies of the Kenya Kwanza want to force Fred Matiang'i, who is leaving his job as Interior Cabinet Secretary, to pay Miguna Miguna the Ksh7 million that the court has ordered him to pay. Attorney Nelson Havi, who started the petition, said that the High Court told the CS and the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI), George Kinoti, to pay damages to Miguna for the many times they ignored orders to help the activist get back home.
Photo courtesy: Miguna Miguna Miguna Miguna is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. He practices law as an attorney, a barrister and solicitor in Toronto, Canada. Miguna served as a senior adviser to former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga from 2009 to 2011.
Gambling in Kenya is rampant among many youths and even aged men. Here is where many believe that they can make huge amounts of money without sweating. Many of them have been using Sportpesa to do their betting. The bad news to these gamblers is that the High Court has frozen the new Sportpesa license because of shareholder fights.
Nick Mwendwa, president of the Football Kenya Federation, can now be charged with a crime by the DPP. On Wednesday, the High Court denied an application Mwendwa had made to stop his prosecution. On November 14, 2021, Mwendwa was initially charged in a case where he is suspected of stealing money and property worth Sh38 million from FKF.
Attempts by President William Ruto to use NSSF to provide employees with a "fair retirement package" have encountered significant setbacks. This comes after the High Court blocked a plan to raise the National Social Security Fund's (NSSF) monthly payment limit from Kshs200 to Kshs2,068 as specified in NSSF Act 2013 article 20.
In a statement dated Monday, September 19, Judiciary Chief Registrar Anne Amadi explained that the interviews have been pushed to Monday, October 3. According to JSC, the rescheduling was to allow ample time for conclusive hearing of complaints raised concerning the exercise. "Having reviewed the complaints lodged and responses by the candidates, the JSC resolved that affected candidates be accorded a fair hearing and be given an opportunity to provide better particulars and clarification as required by the law," Amadi stated.
Kenya Kwanza allies need outgoing Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i to be forced to pay the exiled attorney, Miguna Miguna, Ksh7 million as ordered with the aid of using the courtroom docket. Lawyer Nelson Havi led the clamour, arguing that the High Court directed the CS and the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti to pay Miguna damages for the infinite instances they overlooked orders issued to facilitate the activist's go back.
ODM leader Raila Odinga has received a warning for a number of comments he has made on fraud. This is the fourth time the former prime minister has acknowledged that the election last month was rigged in order to give President William Ruto the victory. Leonard Hafafa, a political analyst and social activist, has concurred that it is necessary to confront reality and that losing in any competition is normal.
Following the surfacing of the above photo of African leaders in a bus heading to Westminster Abbey to attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth ll, Miguna went ahead and posted on his Facebook page. On his page, Miguna went ahead and posted; "There is nothing wrong with African presidents and prime ministers taking buses to the funeral of a colonial and racist monarch.