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The High Court has issued orders barring the 50 Chief Administrative Secretaries (CASs) appointed by President Ruto from assuming office until a case challenging their appointment process is heard and determined.
Justice Hedwig Ong'udi barred the CASs from earning a salary, remuneration, and any benefit pending the conclusion of the case filed by the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) and Katiba Institute.
The two petitioners have sued the President and the Public Service Commission (PSC), while all the 50 CASs have been listed as interested parties in the case.
They argue that the president violated Article 10 of the Constitution by appointing 50 CASs with the full knowledge that only 23 positions were created and recruited for.
“By creating the additional 27 positions, the Respondents violated the binding constitutional principles, such the national values and principles of governance, contrary to Articles 4 and 10, particularly patriotism, national unity, the rule of law, democracy, participation of the people, good governance, integrity, transparency accountability and sustainable development,” they say in court papers.
"The latter is especially implicated due to the additional, unsanctioned call on public finances to fund the irregular positions.”
Further, the LSK and Katiba Institute aver that by creating additional 27 offices in the public service, to be financed using public funds, the President violated and threatened to violate Articles 201 and 228 which call for prudent use of public resources.
They accuse the PSC of abdicating its roles under article 234, which are to inter alia establish public offices in compliance and subject to articles 10, 232, and all provisions of the constitution.
“Such abdication has enabled the 1st Respondent (President) to establish 27 additional offices in violation of constitutional dictates,” the court documents further read.
The case will be mentioned on March 28th for further directions.
The 50 CASs were sworn in on Thursday at State House in a ceremony presided over by President Ruto.
Samoei anafuata Nyayo za Toroitich. Hatutaki siasa zake. Kama ameshindwa na kuongoza watu, arudi Sugoi na kufuga kuku zake na kuwauza pamoja na mayai wanayotaga.
Fungua mahakama juu ya Janga lililotokea katika kanisa la Kiambaa huko Eldoret 2007. Tunataka wote waliohusika washikwe mara moja na kuhukumiwa ipasavyo.
Mwana filosofia mmoja alisema:
" Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it."
- George Santayana.
Kama umesahau, ningependa kukukunbusha. Wafuasi wa imani ya Kiyahudi walikwenda katika kanisa la PCEA lililoitwa Kiambaa kujificha huku wakiamini ya kwamba, watakuwa salama! Wote waliteketezwa na kufa humo kanisani.
Sasa wewe unao uwezo wa kuchunguza na kuhakikisha ya kwamba, wote waliohusika wamekamatwa na pia, "Jumba la Makumbusho" (museuma) limejengwa na majina yote ya waliouawa kuorodheshwa ili janga kama hili lisifanyike tena mahali popote katika ncnhi ya Kenya.
Mwishowe, ningependa kukuonya kuhusu mikutano yako ya kila wakati ambayo inafilisisha mali ya umma kutokana na ulinzi mkali unaopata na petoli nyingi unayotumia kwa mikutano yako isiyo na sababu. Tumia teknolojia ya kisasa na uwache kutangatanga kila mahali nchini na pia nje ya nchi.
It’s about job creation. The 50 cas will at the end of day employ about 4 to 5 people. That comes to around 300 Kenyans directly employed and many more indirectly employed.
And if Uhurus 200 billion daily theft is thwarted then there’s enough money to compensate this job creation and change.
Jobs for billionaires and millionaires. None for the hustlers. These people should be employers, not employees.