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Judge stops the Hiring of NSSF trustee after lawyer Henry Kurauka’s petition pointed at some illegalities

The Employment and Labour Relations Court Judge Ocharo Kebira has ordered that the status quo be maintained with respect to the recruitment of the NSSF Managing Trustee

Through Lawyer Henry Kurauka, the Petitioner, David Njoe alleged that the recruitment is opaque and does not adhere to the law and constitution.

Those mentioned in the petition are The NSSF Board of Trustees as the first respondent, the Attorney General as the second respondent and the Cabinet Secretary of Labour and Social Protection as the third respondent.

The order now means the purported recruitment of David Koros cannot be formally done by the Labour CS and gazetted until the case is heard and determined.

Prior to the court directions, the petitioner had also argued that the third respondent exerted undue pressure on the first respondent to handpick a preferred candidate without embracing competitiveness and merit.

Other issues that had been mentioned in the petition include the adherence to the constitution where the 1st respondent is alleged to have failed to embrace stakeholders

Public participation provided under Article 10 of the Constitution is among other issues cited in the case.

The respondents are yet to respond to the petition and the court directed that the matter proceeds.

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