Kenyan court delays CA head's departure and schedules hearing for 27 August

Wednesday 14 August 2019 | 10:16 CET | News

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) director general Francis Wangusi will remain in office temporarily, even after the expiry of his term on 23 August, reports Business Daily citing a court case. The Consumers Federation of Kenya (COFEK) had filed a case and obtained orders directing the CA to maintain the status quo, pending the determination of the case. 

Employment and Labour Relations Court judge Maureen Onyango directed COFEK lawyer Henry Kurauka to serve the CA, Public Service Commission and Attorney General with court papers ahead of a hearing of the case on 27 August. Wangusi’s term is set to expire on 23 August after serving for eight years. Cofek argued that there is no legitimate board in place at CA and the planned recruitment to replace Wangusi is therefore unlawful. 

Kurauka urged the court to intervene and put an immediate stop to the unlawful purported recruitment of Wangui’s successor, stating that it was being conducted in a "shadowy" manner and single-handedly by the chairman. Kurauka said the situation had been worsened by the ongoing separate cases, challenging the lawfulness of the amended Section 6B of the Kenya Information and Communications Act, 1998.

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