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Court suspends Shakahola commission

Court suspends Shakahola commission 

 

The Shakahola Commission’s functions have been put on hold by the High Court for the next seven days while it awaits a more thorough decision that will be made next week.

This came about after the Raila Odinga-led Azimio coalition filed a lawsuit to ban it from holding meetings.

 

The alliance filed the lawsuit two weeks ago, claiming that President William Ruto’s appointment of the eight-person team was unlawful and a usurpation of the constitutionally granted authority of other state bodies.

Azimio asserts that by establishing the team, the Head of State seized the national police service’s investigative jurisdiction.

Court suspends Shakahola commission 

The group further contends that the action undercuts the authority of Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome, who is not only mandated to conduct investigations but also prohibited from receiving any directives regarding whom to look into.

 

The suit also charges Dr. Ruto with giving his personal picks the right to challenge the legitimacy and mandate of constitutional institutions and governmental agencies.

Dr Ruto appointed the commission on May 4 and named Court of Appeal judge Jessie Lesiit as the chairperson, to investigate the deaths, torture, inhuman and degrading treatment of victims linked to the Good News International Church in Kilifi- linked to pastor Paul Mackenzie.

Court summons Safaricom manager over Pastor Ezekiel M-Pesa lines

As a result of Safaricom allegedly refusing to provide police access to seven M-Pesa lines owned by troubled Pastor Ezekiel Odero and his church, a Nairobi court summoned the company’s legal manager on Monday.

 

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) informed the court that Safaricom had disobeyed an earlier order to reveal the financial statements belonging to the pastor and his church. As a result, Milimani Magistrate Ben Ekhubi issued the order.

 

“I hereby summon the legal manager of Safaricom to personally appear before this court on May 30, 2023 to explain why they can not be cited for contempt for disobeying this court’s orders,” Mr. Ekhubi ruled.

 

 

Teachers should be given a 6.5 per cent wage rise as Doctors Plan Strikes .

 

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