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March 22, 2018

Court temporarily bars Matiang'i from renewing Fazul's tenure

NGO Board executive director Fazul Mohamed during a past event in Nairobi. /JOSEPH NDUNDA
NGO Board executive director Fazul Mohamed during a past event in Nairobi. /JOSEPH NDUNDA

The high court has temporarily barred acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i' from renewing NGO board boss Fazul Mahamed's tenure.

This will be until a petition by activist Okiya Omtata, saying Mahamed's tenure as the executive director of the board expired on November 23 — or thereabouts, is heard and determined.

He says Matiang’i has not commenced the process of recruiting a replacement and if the court does not intervene, an illegality will be committed.

Read : Sack Fazul from NGO Board in 14 days or face suit, Omtatah tells state

Omtatah faults the CS for failing to commence the process of competitively reappointing or replacing Mahamed by July 24.

"As a concerned citizen, I’m aggrieved that in defiance of the law, Fazul continues to be in office as the executive director of the NGO Coordination Board."

Employment and Labour Relations judge Hellen Wasilwa on Wednesday certified the case as urgent.

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