The High Court has squashed the nomination of former Nyeri Town MP Esther Murugi and former Isiolo Woman Representative Tiyah Galgalo to the National Land Commission.
In a ruling delivered on Thursday afternoon, Justice Hellen Wasilwa said the appointment of Ms Murugi and Ms Galgalo was irregular. The judge added that the selection panel for the nominees was improperly constituted.
The ruling now paves way for the President to swear in the other nominees namely lawyer Gerishom Otachi, former minister Kazungu Kambi, former Egerton University Vice-Chancellor James Tuitoek, Reginald Okumu, Hubbie Huseein Al-Haji and Alister Murimi Mutugi, whose appointment was not quashed.
Activist Okiya Omtatah, the petitioner in the case, termed the ruling as a mockery of justice.
“This is the worst day in the jurisprudence of this country. Here, we have a court deciding that the selection panel was improperly constituted but going on to okay its outcome. I have already filed an appeal,” Mr Omtatah told Nation.
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