The National Assembly’s review of the 51 nominees for Principal Secretaries has been halted by the High court pending the outcome of a challenge contesting the procedure.
The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) filed a lawsuit, and Justice Nzioki Makau certified it as urgent.
President William Ruto’s list of PS nominees was challenged in court by LSK on the grounds that it ignored the regional and tribal balance.
According to the Society Future, the two-thirds rule for gender representation, people with disabilities, and young people were never taken into account when selecting nominees.
There is absolutely no explanation for the contested nominees’ failure to reflect national representation, which includes, but is not limited to, marginalized groups including the elderly, young people, and persons with disabilities.
LSK also emphasized that if the vetting procedure and subsequent selections are carried out, the general people and marginalized communities will continue to experience an injustice.
On Monday, the respective parliamentary committees started their ongoing review of PS nominees.