In Summary
  • The Employment and Labour Relations Court sitting in Nairobi on Wednesday has certified the application as urgent.
  • Justice Helen Wasilwa further directed the Mr Omtatah to serve Mr Mahamed and Interior acting Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i with the court papers ahead of the hearing on December 18.

Activist Okiya Omtatah has moved to court seeking to block extension of NGO Coordination Board CEO Fazul Mahamed’s term.

The Employment and Labour Relations Court sitting in Nairobi on Wednesday certified the application as urgent.

Justice Hellen Wasilwa further directed Mr Omtatah to serve Mr Mahamed and Interior acting Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i with the court papers ahead of the hearing on December 18.

3 YEARS

Mr Omtatah moved to court arguing that the government was committing an illegality by continuing to retain Mr Mahamed in the public service, even after the expiry of his tenure.

He stated that Mr Mahamed’s tenure expired on November 24, and he remains in office illegally.

“The irregular retention of the interested party in the public service beyond his contractual term has blocked the advancement of other deserving Kenyans who are qualified and would vie for the position were the vacancy be advertised for the competitive recruitment of the new executive director,” Mr Omtatah says in a sworn statement.

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