Omtatah moves to court over Beth Mugo, Keynan PSC appointments


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Activist Okiya Omtatah. Photo/Courtesy

In Summary

  • Activist Okiya Omtata has moved to court to challenge the appointment of Senator Beth Mugo and MP Adan Keynan as Parliamentary Service Commissioners.
  • Omtata argues that the two have served beyond the one term allowed in law.
  • He now wants the court to suspend Keynan and Mugo’s appointments as members the PSC.

Activist Okiya Omtatah has moved to court to challenge the appointment of Nominated Senator Beth Mugo and Eldas Member of Parliament Adan Keynan as Parliamentary Service Commissioners.

Omtatah argues that the two have served beyond the one term allowed in law.

“The approval of the two to serve beyond the limit of five years is expressly unconstitutional and, therefore, invalid, null and void ab initio,” Omtatah argues.

The activist further says that no provision of the Constitution expressly allows MPs who are also commissioners of the PSC to serve for more than one term of five (5) years.

Omtatah argues that Parliament has threatened and violated specific provisions of the Constitution and the law, thereby undermining constitutionalism in general and the rule of law in particular.

He now wants the court to suspend Keynan and Mugo’s appointments as members the Parliamentary Service Commission.

 

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