SACKED OF GARISSA COUNTY SERVICE BOARD MEMBERS SUSPENDED.

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By SAM ALFAN

THE high court yesterday suspended a decision by the Garissa County Government sacking members of the county’s public service board.

Justice David Majanja has also transferred the case to the Industrial court .

The members moved to court seeking orders to quash the decision of County Assembly removing them from office, arguing that it is unlawful.

The board, through its Chairman Harun Yusuf argued that the action of the county was in bad faith.
Lawyer Stephen Mogaka, representing the members argues that the county has acted in contravention of the constitution and the court should intervene.
” The County Government Act establishes the county public service board under section 57 as body corporate with power to work in the county” argued Mogaka.
He said that the removal of the members by the assembly was done in excess of its mandate and therefore unlawful and unconstitutional.

The court heard that the members were removed from office without being accorded an opportunity to defend themselves, which is contrary to the provisions of Article 50 of the constitution.

 

 

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