BY SAM ALFAN.
Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru has been sued by two activists in a Nairobi base court. Industrial Court certified the application as urgent and directed the Petitioners to serve all parties.
The Industrial Court Lady Justice Maureen Onyango also temporarily suspended the document titled, Policy on Decentralization of Human Resource in the Civil Service, dated May, 2014 that gave Ms Waiguru the authority to hire and fire public servants pending the hearing inter-parties and determination.
Activists Okiya Omtatah and Wycliffe Gisebe moved to court to challenge decision by the devolution CS over the removal of Mr Gor Semelang’o, chairman of the Youth Enterprise Fund and Mr Kiplimo Rugut, Director General of the National Youth Service (NYS).
They said CS Waiguru acted in gross violation of the Constitution on employer-employee relations.
The document filed in court says that Kinyua ought tom have been vetted by Parliament before assuming any governance responsibility.
Principal Secretary, Planning, Peter Mangiti is sued for being incompetent vide abdicating his obligation by purporting to have been instructed by an mysterious body to upshot removals, appointments, and transfers of workforce under his management contrary to laid down procedures in the civil service.
Head of the Public Service Commission, Margaret Kobia has also been sandwiched in the suit as the one who chairs the statute body that establishes and abolishes offices in the public Service.
Kobia is said to have powers to sign up persons to grip office, to confirm appointments as well as exercise disciplinary control.
Mr Gor Semelang’o was sacked in March while Mr Rugut was transferred from the National Youth Service to the ministry of sport in May.
However, Ms Waiguru has been categorical that she did nothing illegal.
The removal of the two senior civil servant resulted in MP Mithika Linturi’s move to have her impeached but the motion collapsed after Linturi failed to appear in the parliament.
This is the second time such suit after two youths went to court seeking to rescind the degazettement of Mr Semelang’o two months ago.
Motion to impeach Devolution Cabinet secretary Anne Waiguru came a cropper after its sponsor Igembe South MP Mithika Linturi failed show up in the National Assembly.
The matter to be heard inter parties on 1st of July, 2014.