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High Court to rule on Senate summons of 9 Governors

17 February 2014, 19:02 Millicent Kawii

Nairobi - The High Court has certified as urgent nine Governors’ case seeking a stop to Senate summons over counties financial management.

Lady Justice Mumbi Ngugi said although the matter needs to be heard expeditiously the Senate needs to given time to at least to respond to the suit before granting an order to stop the summons set to be held on Wednesday.

“I agree the urgency of this matter however we have to hear what the Senate has to say first, I certify the matter urgent,” Judge Ngugi said.

The judge directed that the case be heard today and that Senate to respond by the time of hearing.

The nine include Bungoma’s Kenneth Lusaka, Bomet’s Isaac Ruto, Kiambu’s William Kabogo, Kitui’s Julius Malombe, Kisumu’s Jack Ranguma, Nakuru’s Kinuthia Mbugua, Narok’s Samuel Tanui, Tana River’s Hussein Dado and Wajir’s Ahmed Abdullahi  in the petition filed by a lobby group called the International Legal Consultancy Group against the Senate and its clerk.

The Council of Governors lawyer Peter Wanyama pleaded with the judge saying that if the court did not grant the order as requested the Council of Governor’s case would be overtaken by events.

The Council of Governors also wants the County Executive Committee members also expected to be questioned by the Senate on county government finances be stopped.

Mr Wanyama also said  the summons are unconstitutional as accounting officers of a national public entity and the County public entity should be accountable to the National Assembly and the County Assembly respectively.

“The senate represents the counties to protect interests of the counties and their governments, the senate can only exercise its powers to summon persons strictly when in line with the constitution,” said Mr Wanyama.

The embattled governors claim that the Senate should strive to maintain a careful balance between intruding in county governance and performing it national scale oversight role in county finances.

The governors argue that the senate has no oversight roles on national revenue collected to counties.

They however agree that the Senate has powers to scrutinize financial records for purposes of deciding on impeachment, intervention, suspension, and developing a national legislation necessary for more prudent management of finances at the county level.

“ The summons totally contravenes Article 226(2) which states that accounting officers of the national public entity are accountable to the National Assembly for its financial management and the accounting officers of a County public entity should be accountable to the County Assembly,” said Mr Wanyama.


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