Blow to Muthaura as labour courts halts his appointment,four others to KRA board

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BY  KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,29TH MAY 2018-Former head of public service Francis Muthaura has suffered a blow after  Employment and Labour Court stopped  his appointments  and four others to the KRA Board.

The other four include; Charles Makori Omanga, Mukesh Shah, Leonard Ithau and Susan Mudhune.

Justice Byrum Ongaya issued the order pending the hearing and determination of a suit filed against them.

Activist Okiya Omtatah  had gone  to court seeking orders to stop their appointment to the office tomorrow following the Gazette notice issued by President Uhuru Kenyatta on May 25.

Omtata said,”The president’s decision to handpick and appoint people to public offices is a nullity in law to the extent that it is inconsistent with express provisions of the Constitution of Kenya and statute which require public offices to be filled through open, fair, competitive, and merit-based but inclusive processes of recruiting and appointing persons into offices in the public service. ”

He also said that their appointments to the KRA Board went against  the Constitution.

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