A Human rights activist has moved to the high court to challenge the legality of President Ruto’s PS nominees.
Through lawyer Danstan Omari,Fredrick Bikeri claims that there is too much nepotism in the way nominations and appointments are made.
Bikeri wants to halt the vetting and swearing-in of candidates for the position of Principal Secretary.
Frederick Kiberi claims in his petition that President William Ruto’s list of PS nominees released last week does not reflect or ensure gender balance, regional balance, tribal balance, or inclusivity of marginalized communities.
“The action of H.E Ruto of nominating those who appear to be close to him at the expense of those perceived to be in opposition does not reflect his essence as a symbol of national unity and who ought to apply in total the principles of good governance as enlisted in article 1o of the Constitution of Kenya 2010,” court papers state.
The Nairobi resident claims that if the court does not halt the appointment process, Parliament will be debating or vetting an illegal list that is unconstitutional and does not reflect the principles of governance.
Bikeri claims that the nominations do not reflect national representation, including but not limited to youth, people with disabilities, the marginalized, and the elderly.
Bikeri wants to stop the list of the nominees name from reaching the parliament.
At the same time,Residents of Kirinyaga have also protested the selection of PS Caroline Murage as PS state department Correctional Services,she is said to be the wife of Ndia Mp George Kariuki.
The incident occured after a portion of Kirinyaga county MCAs showed up to reject one of the nominees for the job of Permanent Secretary, trouble may be building within President William Ruto’s party.
The president of state was urged by the visibly upset MCAs to revoke Caroline Nyawira Murage’s appointment as a PS for the State Department for Correctional Services.
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Speaking to the media on Friday, the irate MCAs asserted that Murage was appointed to the role as a result of his supposed descent from one of the county’s most prominent families, which has dominated leadership posts