- Justices Kanyi Kimondo and Ali Visram who were the majority side revoked a notification by Head of Public Service Felix Koskei appointing the 50 to offic e.
The High Court has rendered 50 chief administrative secretaries appointed by President William Ruto jobless.
In a judgement issued on Monday, Justices Kanyi Kimondo and Ali Visram who were on the majority side revoked a notification appointing the 50 to office.
"The notification of President William Ruto dated March 16, 2023 on the appointments is quashed," Justice Kimondo ruled.
The three-judge bench found that the law was not complied with in the establishment of the said office.
Justices Kimondo and Visram said it was not the intention of the framers of the constitution to have 50 CASs deputise 22 Cabinet Secretaries.
“The framers of the Constitution did not envisage that 50 CASs would deputize 22 Cabinet Secretaries,” Justice Kimondo stated.
Justice Hedwig Ong'udi however disagreed with the decision terming the office unconstitutional.
The bench agreed with the petitioners in the case that there was no public participation in regard to the additional 27 posts.
"The sequence and procedure leading to the additional 27 posts did not adhere to public participation. The process didn't meet the threshold," the bench ruled.