Mwazo’s appointments drag him to court.
The Kenya high court has had blocked Mwazo who is the current Kenya Tourism minister from carrying on with his actions of assigning new board members to the different sections which are under tourism ministry which he leads. the order was issued by Justice Weldon Korir issued the order last Friday following Mohamud Ahmed’s contest of the revocation of his appointment to the board of Kenyatta International Conference Centre, he took the matters to the high courts.
In Ahmed’s suit papers that he filed at the constitutional court, he wants to see the appointments cancelled and then look at the KICC board on a basis that the minister’s action actually were out of his fundamental rights. Ahmed is also among the eight people who were sacked off the board by Mwazo after when made he elected his new team.
Ahmed said that he was appointed last year in July which means that his appointment is still June 2014 and this therefore means that the revocation by the minister is not in order. The High Court wants Mwazo to stop all his appointments until the case is heard and determined which will be mentioned on August 28. Ahmed was also told to file the substantive notice of motion and serve the minister as well as those that have been hurt by the gazette notice to come as interested parties. It is very unfortunate the source has not been able to get the minister to give his view about the saga and meanwhile PS Leah Gwiyo is currently in London with President Kibaki for the Olympics.
Nevertheless Nelson Githinji who is the Tourism secretary stated that he had no idea about that order since he is in a seminar in Malindi and therefore he is not so sure if the minister has been served but if he gets it, he will definitely comply with the law. Among the members that Mwazo had appointed include one on the Kenya Tourist Board, Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Hotels and Restaurants Authority, Kenya Utalii College, Kenya Tourist Development Corporation, Kenya Safari Lodges and Hotels, Catering and Tourism Development Trustees as well as the Bomas of Kenya.
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