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TNA members seek removal of party's Secretary General

05 March 2014, 11:23 Millicent Kawii

Nairobi - The National Alliance (TNA) party members have moved to court demanding for the removal of the party’s Secretary General George Onyango Oloo.

The TNA party members claim that their party may face deregistration due to non-compliance to the constitution as well as the Political Parties Act considering that TNA had raised concern over consequences of non-compliance.

The members want Oloo be discharged from the duties of the party’s national Secretary General since he is also serving as a state officer.

“The members are seeking an order to stop Oloo from discharging his duties as the National Secretary General , his deputy can take charge, TNA may face deregistration on account of non-compliance as per the party’s constitution and the Political Parties Act,” said their lawyer Peter Langat.

In a suit filed on Tuesday by Mogaka Rogers Mugusu, the party members want Oloo disqualified from holding any other political party office besides the TNA’s national Secretary General one.

According to Mogaka, Mr Oloo was appointed on December 23 last year as Chairman of the Lake Basin Development Authority by President Uhuru Kenyatta through a gazette notice.

He alleges that the appointment made Oloo as a state officer and his continued service as the party’s secretary general violates Article 77 of the constitution.

He further alleges that the recent revocation of Ferdinand Waititu’s presidential appointment as Tana Athi Water Board head by a High court judge is a similar situation to Oloo.

“Oloo enjoys benefits payable directly from money provided for by parliament to Lake Basin Development Authority, a state corporation for a position he holds as chairman, public officer and state officer, he should have resigned as the party’s National Secretary General,” Mogaka said.

Justice Isaac Lenaola declined to grant the order seeking the removal of Oloo but however certified the case as urgent.

The case will be heard on March 7.

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