- On November 15, KETRACO’s board of directors made a decision at its Special General Meeting to suspend Wamukota for 12 months.
- He now wants KETRACO directed to set aside the suspension and order for his immediate reinstatement pending an inter partes hearing and determination of the application and petition.
Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited general manager of design & construction Eng Antony Wamukota has moved to court to challenge a decision that suspended him from office pending a probe into the Loiyangalani-Suswa power line project.
Wamukota has termed his suspension as illegal claiming he was never given an opportunity to be heard.
On November 15, KETRACO’s board of directors decided at its Special General Meeting to suspend Wamukota for 12 months.
Wamukota through Lawyer Dr Moses Sikuta says in his court papers the board made the decision under directions from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission which was contrary to their human resource policy and procedures manual.
“My illegal suspension was a planned, and predetermined decision influenced by the EACC which KETRACO’s board deliberately decided to overlook and flout its Human Resource Policy and Procedures Manual by taking the most distasteful decision of illegally and immediately suspending me,” he said in his court papers.
He now wants KETRACO directed to set aside the suspension and order for his immediate reinstatement pending an inter partes hearing and determination of the application and petition.
Justice Byram Ongaya certified the matter as urgent and directed the papers be served on the accounting officer of KETRACO and EACC for a hearing today.
Wamukota claims KETRACO never acted on any complaint and that EACC usurped the powers of KETRACO at its board meeting.
According to Wamukota, EACC chose to issue adverse recommendations leading to his immediate suspension even when there is still pending before the High Court a constitutional petition over the same.
He argues in that matter, the High Court issued an order restraining from arresting, charging or prosecuting him over any activity or any events relating to the Ketraco-Loiyangalani-Suswa Transmission Interconnector (II) Line Project.