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Mandera: Court stops Assembly from vetting nominees

By Nancy Gitonga
Friday, September 11th, 2020 17:00 | < 1 min read
Governor Roba .

The Employment and Labour Relations Court has barred Mandera County Assembly from vetting three nominees to serve in Governor Ali Roba’s cabinet.

Lady Justice Hellen Wasilwa stopped the Assembly from vetting Adan Dagane Hamud (nominee Trade and Cooperative development, Nadhifa Ahmed Mohamed  (Gender and Social services) and Rahma Abdow Abdirahman (Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries).

“Pending the hearing and determination of this application, an order is issued stopping Mandera County Assembly from vetting or carrying out the approval process of the three persons,” ordered Wasilwa.

Rightful dues

This is after Governor Roba sacked Trade and Cooperative Development Minister Abdlaziz Sheikh Maad, Shamsha Mohammed Haji( Gender and Social Services), Jahora Mohammed Abdi (Agriculture) and chief officer in charge of Medical Services Hassan Mohammed Ahmed.

However, his decision was quashed by the employment court and he was ordered to reinstate or compensate the officers.

Justice Onesmus Makau further declared that the decision by the governor in sacking the four, breached the Constitution.

The judge further directed that if the governor chose the option of paying damages as opposed to reinstatement, he shall indicate that choice within 30 days from the date of the judgement and shall compute and pay damages within 90 days from the date of the judgment.

The judge further ordered that until the governor pays all the rightful dues to the four, the vacancies caused by the impugned dismissal shall not be filled.

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