CCK Director General’s Case Taken to Supreme Court
The interests in the re-appointment of CCK Director General have upped their game. The regulatory authority has had a controversy surrounding the renewal of the Director General’s contract. Now according to an article appearing in today’s Business Daily, a Mr Ibrahim Mwangi Athumani who has interests in the sector, wants the Court of Appeal sitting as the Supreme Court, to determine the principles which should be applied in the appointment of public officers in State organs.
Mr Athumani wants the the court to give advisory opinion regarding appointments for State jobs under Article 163 (6) and article 232(2) of the new Constitution. Mr Athumani alleges that Minister Poghisio disregarded the mandatory requirement of him to seek the opinion of the state organs board in the renewal of the contract.
The application says the minister solely directed that Mr Njoroge be re-appointed for another term “notwithstanding the objective advice of the board and in brazen show of impunity, has disregarded the requirements imposed by the new Constitution.”