Oloo's TNA fate yet to be known
07 March 2014, 17:03
Nairobi - The
High Court is yet to determine whether
National Alliance Party’s Secretary General George Onyango Oloo will be kicked
out of office.
Isaac Lenaola Friday directed that the application filed by a TNA member
seeking the removal of Mr Oloo from the party’s Secretary General Post be heard
and determined before the decision is made by court.
Lenaola also ordered Mr Oloo and the TNA party to respond to the application
before the scheduled date for hearing and determination of whether to grant an
order to remove him from holding TNA’s
Secretary General Position.
consent let the Mr Oloo and TNA file responses to the application for a hearing
on May 12,”said the judge.
hearing and determination was to proceed yesterday however TNA lawyer
Ahmednassir Abdullahi said that he was not ready yet as the party had not made
Ahmednassir requested for time to respond which the judge agreed and hence set
another hearing date.
Mogaka Rogers Mugusu moved to court on Monday seeking order to have Mr Oloo
removed from TNA’s Secretary General position, on grounds that he is a state
officer having been appointed as Chairman of the Lake Basin Development
Authority by President Uhuru Kenyatta through a gazette notice on December 23
Mogaka claims that holding the two positions concurrently is in contravention
with Article 77 of the constitution as well as the political party’s Act.
lawyer Peter Langat told court that TNA may face deregistration due to failure
to comply with both the Constitution as well as the Political Parties Act.
non-compliance arises from the fact that Mr Oloo as a state officer is
prohibited from holding a position in a political party.
Lenaola had earlier declined to grant the order sought, and only certified the
application as urgent and directed that it be heard on March 7.
hearing was given a further date of May 12 since judges would be on Easter
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