National Treasury secretary Henry Rotich. (FilePhoto).
BY SAM ALFAN.
Legal Advice Centre popularly known as Kituo cha Sheria has sued cabinet secretary for the national treasury Mr. Henry Rotich, for being ethnically biased in making appointment to the public office.
The legal body in an application before the high court has accused the cabinet secretary for appointing six members to committee all coming from two ethnic communities which is contrary to the provisions of the constitution.
The applicant states that the minister has appointed James Muthuri Kihara the chairperson, Paul Karekizi Rwasdese national, Charity Muya Ngaruiya, Isaac Kiptanui Bondet, Jackline Chepkemoi Kimeto and Stanley Kinuthia Kamau, the five comes from Kikuyu and Kalenji communities.
The petitioner further argues that Jackline Chepkemoi Kamau has disciplinary issue pending before the advocate disciplinary tribunal and she ought not to have been appointed to the public office.
The Centre has sought an order to stop the members from taking office until the matter before the court is heard and determined.
The composition of the said committee is in total violation of the constitution six out six members, only five come from two ethnic communities in Kenya.
The said composition is also patently unconstitutional since it comprises a member who has pending disciplinary issue before advocate disciplinary tribunal hence her integrity challenged.
When then the matter came up for direction before vacation judge Justice Mumbi Ngugi she directed the applicant to serve the application upon the members and the same be heard inter parties on August 21. 2014 before Justice Isaac Lenaola.