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Alice Wahome takes Uhuru to court over Badi’s admission to Cabinet

By Nancy Gitonga
Tuesday, September 15th, 2020
In summary

Kandara Member of Parliament (MP) Alice Wahome has moved to court to challenge President Uhuru Kenyatta's decision to include Nairobi Metropolitan Services Director General Mohammed Bad to cabinet sittings.

The MP argues that General Badi has not been appointed to the cabinet as provided for in the constitution and his appointment through executive order is illegal.

"The petition contains very serious issues surrounding the establishment of a government and its organs in a manner other than as provided for in the constitution," added Wahome.

She further says that the petition raises serious constitutional and governance issues that require urgent adjudication and pronouncements by the courts.

She adds that to the extent that the secretary to cabinet has allowed a 'stranger' into the cabinet meetings, the action offend the constitution and are void.

The MP adds that the inclusion of Badi extends the number of members allowed to sit in the cabinet and decision by the secretary to the cabinet to include him in the sittings breach the constitution.

NMS Director General was included in the cabinet through executive order and sworn in.

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