According to the report, the Supreme Court of Kenya has today sealed the fate of the National Government Constituency Development Fund (NGCDF). In a statement released on Monday 8th, 2022, the court said that the Act, which was enacted in 2013 and changed in 2015, is unconstitutional.
The Supreme Court ruling Monday morning that the National Government Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF) is unconstitutional has thrown politicians vying for parliamentary seats into disarray. The National Assembly building in Nairobi. The NG-CDF Act, which was enacted in 2013 and Ammended in 2015, has seen to it that each of the 290 Constituencies in Kenya benefits from an allocation of approximately KES 100 million each year.
The National Government Constituency Development Fund (NGCDF) has been doomed by the Supreme Court's decision that the Act; which was passed in 2013 and amended in 2015, is unconstitutional. The nine-year legal conflict between the Members of Parliament and civil society organizations is now over. A five-judge panel chaired by Chief Justice Martha Koome concluded that the CDF Act is unconstitutional because it violates the separation of powers concept. They also ruled that the statute permitting MPs to manage
The highest court in the land, the Supreme Court, has delivered it's verdict against the CDF funds to constituencies. The Court has sealed the fate of the National Government Constituency Development Fund (NGCDF) ruling that the Act, which was enacted in 2013 and changed in 2015, as unconstitutional. The chief justice Martha Koome led the five bench judges and ruled out that the CDF Act violates the principle of separation of powers, hence is unconstitutional. The money was initially meant to being developments
The country is at the brink of a political transition. Thanks to our constitution, the days of monarchic lifetime presidencies are now firmly become a distant history. Ten years maximum, that's what it is. A decade is twice longer than the prescribed five year economic development plans of a country.
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The counting of votes is proceeding with a number of defeated candidates in the general elections. Numerous incumbents who had no chance of reelection have conceded and praised the winning candidates. According to Ugandan attorney David Matsanga, the majority of parliamentarians would not attend court, because the Supreme National Government Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF) was ruled unlawful.
This position increases the number of women in parliament by complementing the elected and nominated female members of parliament. By playing their role well, they can be able to promote gender equality and equity. They should sponsor and engage in bills that work towards improving the lives of women and girls to address gender inequality.
Kenyans have taken to social media mixed reactions after the Supreme Court ruling on Monday declaring the Constituency Development Fund illegal. The Supreme Court of Kenya has made a ruling on the legality of the Constituency Development Funds a move that affects the Members of Parliament, declaring that it is illegal.
In the news aired by several media houses and social media platforms, the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) is illegal, according to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court declared today on August 8 2022 that, it is against the Division of Revenue and Public Finance statute to permit MPs to oversee the money.
The incoming members of parliament who will be elected tomorrow will now have to suffer a huge blow after the Supreme Court of Kenya led by Chief Justice Martha Koome made a declaration that the constituency development funds is illegal and unconstitutional and therefore, it is not going to be there in the next government.
The Constituency Development Fund has been in existence for as long as most Kenyans can remember and it has always been used for development projects on the Constituency level of the National Government. The fund, however, over the years has been grossly mismanaged by various members of Parliament who are never brought to book for their corruption in the Constituency Development Fund kitty.
Today, a Supreme Court ruling has sealed the fate of the National Government Constituency Development Fund ruling that the Act, which was enacted in 2013 and changed in 2015, is unconstitutional. Chief Justice Martha Koome led a bench of five judges to declare the Act unconstitutional saying that it violates the principle of separation of powers, saying legislators should not be involved in service delivery.
Putting a man in parliament is nearly as expensive as putting a man on the moon, lamented a jaded critic of political extravagance. The Constituency Development Fund has been declared illegal. Court said that the law setting up the fund was faulty. This judgment holding the CDF unconstitutional, will not cut that expense but it will deny MPs a much beloved sinecure, and perhaps focus their minds on their real job: Oversight and legislation, not project management.
The Supreme Court of Kenya has declared the constituency development fund unconstitutional. This is the fund which was developed by an act of Parliament which set aside funds on purpose to develop the constituencies on particular aspects affecting the people. This funds were put on the hands of the people representatives in Parliament, and it has to a greater extent helped the people access services and utilities.
The Supreme Court of Kenya has made a surprise ruling concerning the Constituency Development Fund, CDF which is normally given to Members of Parliament for development of their respective Constituencies. Citizen TV Senior Journalist, Seth Olale has made the announcement through his official tweeter account. Photo Courtesy/ MPs during a past presser
The government of Kenya has today declared Tuesday ,Augut 9 2022 a public holiday cs Fred matiangi says to allow Kenyans to carry out their democratic right and participate in the general election. Kenyans have also welcomed this move because its August 9,was a much awaited day among Kenyans to select leaders who can help them in this economic pandemic.Kenyans final can use this day to chose leaders who have vision for their citizen.
Rigathi Gachagua, Kenya Kwanza's vice presidential running mate, has been dealt a severe blow after the Anti-Corruption High Court mandated that he forfeit Ksh200 million to the government. According to Justice Esther Maina, the Ksh 200 million in funds stored in his accounts at Rafiki Micro Finance bank are considered to be the proceeds of crime and as such are subject to forfeiture to the government.
Rigathi Gachagua, a Mathira MP, has forfeited Sh200 million to the State. Judge Esther Maina of the High Court concluded on Thursday that the politician, who is also Kenya Kwanza's choice for deputy president, has not adequately explained how he obtained the wealth from government institutions.
Kimilili Member of Parliament once again has found himself on the wrong side of the law. The honorable member has been found using public resources for his own campaign. The vehicle which belongs to Kimilili Constituency National Government Development Fund (NGCDF) was seized by the police from Bungoma branded in MP Didmus Barasa’s campaign material.
Rigathi Gachagua, a deputy presidential candidate for the Kenya Kwanza party, has been told to turn up Sh202 million to the government after being unable to explain its origin. Judge Esther Maina of the Anti-Corruption Court concluded that although Gachagua, who is Deputy President William Ruto's running mate, confessed receiving money from government institutions, there was no proof that he provided any services or goods in exchange.