Wahome in court to block NMS boss Badi from attending Cabinet meetings

By Bernice Mbugua On Tue, 15 Sep, 2020 13:26 | < 1 min read
On June 3, 2020 President Kenyatta formally put the NMS under the Office of the President following an Executive order. [PHOTO | FILE]
On June 3, 2020 President Kenyatta formally put the NMS under the Office of the President following an Executive order. [PHOTO | FILE]

Kandara MP Alice Wahome has sued the State for including Nairobi Metropolitan Director-General, Maj-Gen. Mohammed Badi in Cabinet meetings.

The MP, through lawyer Gitonga Mureithi, wants the court to bar Maj-Gen Badi from attending Cabinet meetings pending the hearing of the suit.

The Kandara MP claims that Badi’s taking of the oath of secrecy on September 10, in order to attend Cabinet meetings, is a breach of the Constitution.

“He has not been appointed to the Cabinet as provided for in the Constitution and thus his appointment is illegal and void,’” Wahome said in court documents.

Wahome wants the court to declare Badi’s inclusion in Cabinet meeting unconstitutional, illegal, and void.

She also wants the Secretary to the Cabinet to be directed to exclude Badi from meetings in keeping his functions as outlined in Article 154 of the Constitution.

Wahome named the Attorney-General Paul Kihara Kariuki, the Secretary of the Cabinet Joseph Kinyua, and Maj-Gen. Badi as respondents in the suit.

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