Ousted CDF chairman seeks reinstatement
19 February 2014, 10:34
Laikipia - Former Laikipia East Constituency Development Fund (CDF) chairman, Amin Mohamed Ali, has moved to court seeking to be reinstated back to his job.
Amin is contending that his removal from the kitty's chairmanship was unlawful.
Through lawyer Ramadhan Abubakar, Amin filed the petition at Nyeri High court before Judge Justice Joram Abuodha claiming that his removal from the CDF office on July 29, 2013 was unconstitutional.
In the petition, he has named the area Member of Parliament Anthony Mutahi Kimaru, the CDF committee and the current acting chairman Newton Kibutha as the respondents.
He told the court that his removal from the office and the subsequent appointment of Newton was not within the legal framework.
However, the respondents' lawyer, Mwangi Kariuki, sought leave to file a response and give the applicant time to respond to his affidavit.
The court ruled that since the petitioner was out of office, there was need to speed up the matter to establish whether indeed his removal from office was unconstitutional.
Justice Abuodha gave the respondents 14 days to prepare supplementary affidavits and serve the petitioner with his response before March 17, when the matter is slated to come up for hearing.
He further noted that the parties have substantive matters which ought to be heard.
Amin was removed from office after serving for three months following disagreements with the MP who allegedly accused him of controlling everything at the CDF office.
He in turn alleged that his removal was caused by his refusal to collude with the MP in corruption and fund misappropriation.
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