Lawyers for Civil rights activists (left to right) Charles Njimu, Kelvin Njihia and Leah Thanji, leaving Milimani law courts after they filed a case in which civil rights activists are seeking to have cabinet secretary Ann Waiguru to be summoned in court over illegality of the National Youth Council on Tuesday 7 July,2015.
BY SAM ALFAN.
Five civil rights activists have sued Devolution Cabinet Secretary Ann Waiguru over the appointment of National Youth Council.
The said youth Council does not reflect the presentation of Kenyan youth, says the five petitions, Charles Kaiya, Leah Thanji, Kelvin Njihia, Wilson Njure and Edwin Nyagitare.
Charles Kaiya, Leah Thanji, Kelvin Njihia, Wilson Njure and Edwin Nyagitare are seeking to have cabinet secretary Ann Waiguru to be summoned in court over illegality of the National Youth Council.
They claim the National Youth Council is in office illegally and their massive corruption in the youth body that needs to be investigated. They further allege that there are wrangles between board members.
CS Waiguru is being accused for breaching the constitution for not reforming the National Youth Council.
In their documents filed in court, they are claiming one of the members of the National Youth Council is a Member of the County Assembly which breaches chapter six and political parties and Ethics Acts.
“One of the board members of the National Youth Council is a member of county assembly” claims Kelvin Njihia in his affidavit.
They are also challenging the National Youth Acts of 2009 claiming its unconstitutional it breaches the spirit of the constitutional
Devolution cabinet secretary is accused of approving and implementing the activities of the said board and therefore breaching the very constitution he promised to uphold.
They want the council suspended with immediate effect since its not serving it intended purpose