Court bars IG Koome from interfering with doctors’ strike

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 16 Apr, 2024 21:37 | < 1 min read
Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome
Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome. PHOTO/@NPSOfficial_KE/X

The High Court has issued an order barring the Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome from interfering with the ongoing doctors’ nationwide strike.

In a brief ruling, Justice Jairus Ngaah of the Milimani High Court Judicial Review Division suspended the order issued by IG Koome on Sunday to stop medical practitioners from staging peaceful demonstrations pending the determination of a suit lodged in court by several lobby groups led by Kenya Human Rights Commission(KHRC).

"Grant of leave to operate as a stay restraining the respondent, Japhet Koome Nchebere, the Inspector General of the National Police Service, or any officer subordinate to him, from enforcing the Inspector General’s decision of April 14, 2024, to suspend Articles 36, 37, and 41 of the Constitution by cancelling, disrupting, or interfering in any way with the medics’ right to strike, assemble, protest, or picket while peaceable and unarmed," Justice Ngaah ordered.

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