Employment and Labour Relations Court has issued a conservatory order stopping vetting of 51 Principal Secretaries by the National Assembly.
Justice Msyoki Wa Makau said pending the hearing and determination of a petition before court,the names if the PS nominees should not be presented to the parliament.
He said serious issues have been raised by the applicant touching on the disparity, ethnic and gender balance.
“Pending the hearing of the application by the parties on 21st November 2022, a conservatory order is hereby issued restraining the respondent from receiving or vetting the respondents.”
The judge directed that the matter be placed before any other court in the division for inter parte hearing on 21st November 2022.
“The hearing be before any Employment and Labour Relations Court Judge in Nairobi ” Justice Makau further directed.
The Law Society of Kenya moved the court saying the nomination of PSs did not meet criteria and the aspirations of all Kenyans and was not inclusive.
The lawyers body had sued the Attorney General, the National Assembly and the public service commission on
the nomination of the 51 PS nominees
By Rodgers Oduor