Yusuf Haji’s Court appeal on County Commissioners criticized
Written by Frankline Bwire
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Sports minister Paul Otuoma has criticized a fellow cabinet minister for appealing against the High Court’s decision to cancel the appointment of 47 County commissioners.
Dr Otuoma said the decision by the acting Internal Security Minister Yusuf Haji to appeal against a court ruling was an ‘embarrassment’ to the government especially after top government officials including Attorney General Prof Githu Muigai and Justice Minister Eugene Wamalwa had advised against the idea.
“The appealing against a decision that has also the backing of the Prime Minister Raila Odinga is an ill advised move that will create unnecessary confrontations causing embarrassment to the government besides wasting the tax payers money,” said Otuoma who is also the Funyula legislator.
He noted that such confrontations were not healthy for the coalition government which he maintained can only do well through consultations.
Speaking at Namboboto trading centre in Samia district, during a tour of various development projects in the area, the minister cautioned the 47 commissioners against accepting their new roles to avoid facing rejection during vetting for other jobs in future.
He added that: If they are forced to be in office, next time they will be vetted they will be told that they went against the court order. They are our brothers and the issue should not come to hurt them in future in consideration to Chapter Six of the New Constitution.
The minister further urged Kenyans to build a country that embraces the new constitution, by electing development oriented leaders in the coming General Election, who will address issues affecting them in the country.