Court⚖ Quashes Nomination of Murugi, Galgalo to NLC

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The nomination of Esther Murugi and Tiyah Galgalo to the National Land Commission has been quashed.

Employment and Labour Relations judge Hellen Wasilwa said the vetting process by Parliament of the two was done in excess of parliamentary powers.

"It is my finding that nomination of the two as members of NLC was unconstitutional flouting principles of appointment in public service," the judge said on Thursday.

The judge held that the selection panel as constituted was incompetent but that did not affect the outcome of the entire process.

In September, petitioner Moses Kiptuma Sinanga challenged the process used by the selection panel to nominate former Nyeri MP Murugi and Isiolo Woman Representative Galgalo as NLC commissioners.

Sinanga said the two were not shortlisted and sought conservatory orders restraining the panel and the Attorney General, including President Kenyatta, from forwarding the names of the appointed chairperson and members to the National Assembly for vetting.

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