Ousted CCK Director General in court to overturn decision

Court on Friday declined ousted CCK Director General, Charles Njoroge’s attempt to undo petition filed by Consumers federation of Kenya that saw him eased out of office.
Mr Charles Njoroge and by extension, Information and Communications Minister Samuel Poghisio suffered a second setback in the futile attempt to undo the Justice Maraga ruling. (see story)

Njoroge, now on temporary suspension, attempted to vary the orders of Justice David Maraga on his suspension and appointment of an acting CCK director general.
Through Waweru Gatonye Advocates, Mr Njoroge’s pleadings before Justice Maraga were not successful.
Instead, Justice Maraga asked him to serve Cofek and have an inter-parte hearing on 23rd August before him.
The Cofek lawyer Mr Henry Kurauka was served at 6.30 pm this evening
On Wednesday, Cofek obtained orders from the same Judge suspending the decision by the Minister for Infomation and Communications Mr Samuel Poghisio’s decision to appoint Njoroge against the CCK board wishes.
The Judge asked Cofek to file judicial review proceedings within a fortnight.
Mr Njoroge’s prayers appear to have been overtaken by events since his former employer, on Friday afternoon, appointed Mr Francis Wamukota Wangusi as acting CCK director general until the Cofek substantive application is heard and determined.
Cofek sued the Minister, Attorney General and the CCK for what it termed as impunity.
Cofek Chairman, Samuel Mutoro said the lobby group would soon be launching an MPesa/Zap paybill number to fundraise for what appears to be an epic battle of the legality of whether or not Ministers can ignore the parastatal boards on appointment of Chief Executives.


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