BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,21ST AUG 2017-The Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) on Monday moved to court to challenge the decision by NGO Coordination Board De-register it.The lobby group want the directive suspended pending the hearing and determination of the case.Lawyer Nzamba Kitonga who is representing KHRC argues that it was never furnished with a notice to show cause or any opportunity to be heard in relation to that action.
Mr Kitonga, therefore, terms the directive as “arbitrary and unlawful” as it violates KHRC’s right to fair administrative action.
He claims KHRC has complied with the law yet the directive poses a grave risk to its operations.
According to the organization ,its image internationally will suffer immensely since it has been maliciously accused of tax evasion, money laundering, misappropriation as well as embezzlement and diversion of donor funds
KHRC has sued the NGO coordination board in a case in which the Law Society of Kenya is listed as an interested party.
The letter containing the directive issued by NGO Coordination Board CEO Fazul Mahamed is dated August 14 and also seeks freezing of the lobby’s bank accounts.