William Ruto knew he was committing a crime when appointing the 50 CAS from his band of crooks but for a criminal that is normal business. Ruto had them sworn in almost at midnight to try and beat a court case about the issue that was due for 9 a.m. the same day, March 23, 2023.
He was trying to be clever by half. All that is now out of the window as the court has stopped everything until after the full hearing. Maybe this goes up to the Supreme Court and Ruto hopes Chief Justice Martha Koome can save him again.
Soon after the appointments, the SRC on Ruto’s orders increased the salary for the CAS appointees to Sh. 780,000 a month which means with benefits like housing, cars, and all, these 50 Ruto minions will be costing Kenyans over Sh. 1 million each every month while the nation starves.
From the news today, things don’t look very good Ruto.
High Court has barred the appointed 50 CAS from being in office pending the determination of an application filed by the Law Society of Kenya and Katiba Institute.
Justice Hedwig Ong’undi has also temporarily stopped the appointees from earning any salary, remuneration, or any benefit.
President William Ruto on Thursday swore in the Chief Administrative Secretaries at State House, Nairobi.
The process commenced at around 7:00 am, with leaders, nominees, and their family members present at the venue.
Among those who took the oath of office were Evans Kidero, Millicent Omanga, Denis Itumbi, Nicholas Gumbo, and Isaac Mwaura.
This is why I was asking Azimio to talk to Ruto and tell him to revoke the 50 appointments and do the right thing and appoint 23 CAS officials as provided in the constitution.
He can appoint the same crooks, only this time the appointments would be legal. A deal like that would actually save Ruto from the embarrassment of his entire plan being thrown out of the window by the courts.
But then again William Ruto thinks he owns the courts. We will see how this goes. Next in line is the privatization of parastatals done by Ruto himself through his other minion at the Treasury and not through parliament as provided in our constitution. That is headed to the courts pretty soon.
Another dumb move by Ruto has also been blocked by the courts. Will these people ever learn anything? Kenya is not a military dictatorship by Ruto. At least not yet. Ruto cannot order the news media on what they can cover or bar them from covering events in the country that make the little king uncomfortable.
TV stations free to air Azimio demos, court tells Ezra Chiloba
The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) Director-General Ezra Chiloba has been barred from blocking TV stations from airing live coverage of Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya protests.
Katiba Institute had moved to court seeking to have media houses’ freedom of expression protected.
Justice John Chigiti ruled on Friday, March 24 that the Katiba Institute petition against the Communications Authority of Kenya raised weighty issues on the alleged violations of media rights.
On Wednesday, March 22, Chiloba wrote to media houses, warning of possible consequences if they continued to air what he termed inciting content.
Chiloba said the TV stations that aired content that was likely to trigger violent behavior were Citizen, K24, NTV, KBC, TV47, and Ebru.
Justice Chigiti directed the CA to file their responses to Katiba Institute within 14 days, from Friday, March 24, 2023.