MP Alice Wahome challenges Uhuru, wants court to bar NMS boss Badi from Cabinet meetings

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Just a week after NMS Director General Mohamed Badi was inducted into the Cabinet, Kandara MP Alice Wahome has now filed a petition challenging the decision.

According to the lawmaker, President Uhuru Kenyatta’s decision to allow Badi to attend Cabinet meetings is not only illegal and unconstitutional but also void.

Wahome argues that Badi has not been appointed to the Cabinet as provided for in the Constitution.

Citing Article 152(1) of the Constitution, Wahome says the Cabinet consists of the President, Deputy President (DP), Attorney General (AG) and Cabinet Secretaries (CS), something that Badi is not part of.

In Wahome’s petition, the AG, secretary to the Cabinet and Badi are the 1st, 2nd and 3rd correspondents.

Badi was allowed to attend Cabinet meetings, pursuant to Executive Order No. 3 of 2020.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday, September 10 witnessed as Badi subscribed and took the Oath of Secrecy, a requirement of all persons who attend Cabinet Meetings or participate in the conduct of Cabinet Business.

The brief ceremony which was conducted by the Head of Public Service, Joseph Kinyua, was a precursor to the Cabinet Meeting held at State House.

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