Lawyer moves to court to bar Ruto from inviting ‘strangers’ to Cabinet meetings

Lawyer moves to court to bar Ruto from inviting ‘strangers’ to Cabinet meetings
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A city lawyer has moved to court seeking orders to quash a decision by President William Ruto to allow ‘strangers’ to attend Cabinet meetings.

In a constitutional petition lodged at Milimani High Court, lawyer Charles Mugane is urging the court to bar UDA Secretary General Cleophas Malala, the President’s Chief Economic Advisor David Ndii, the President’s National Security Advisor Monica Juma and the President’s Advisor on Women’s rights Harriette Chiggai from attending any Cabinet meetings.

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According to Mugane, the four ‘aliens’ took the oath of secrecy to attend Cabinet meetings last week when they are not constitutionally mandated to seat in the Cabinet.

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President William Ruto(right) and Charles Mugane (left).PHOTO/Charles/Facebook.

“The purported inclusion of Malala, Ndii, Juma and Chiggai to the cabinet is invalid, null and void ab initio as it contravenes the mandatory constitutional provisions of 2 (1) (2), 3, 10, 129, 130, 131, 132, 152, 153, 154, 156, and 258 of the Constitution which underpins the substantive and procedural constitutional requirements thereof, ” Mugane stated.

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The lawyer argues that the President allowed the four to sit in the Cabinet without the involvement of the National Assembly

“The inclusion of the four was done without the involvement of Parliament, the same insulates the “strangers” from oversight as provided in Article 95 (5) of the constitution, the same being null and void, “Mugane says.

Further, he argues that the move seeks to establish a government other than what is provided under the law.

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