Thursday August 16, 2018 - Sports and Heritage Cabinet Secretary, Rashid Echesa, has been sued over a recent appointment at the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB). 

This follows Echesa’s recent decision to reappoint Bishop Jackson Kosgei as the KFCB chairperson.

Anthony Otiende, a Kenyan, has now sued the Sports CS saying he has no powers to appoint a Chairperson to the board and wants the court to quash the decision.

The petitioner has named Attorney General Paul Kihara Kariuki and CS Echesa as respondents in the case while Bishop Kosgei is named as an interested party.

According to Otiende, the reappointment of the Bishop as the chairperson of the board was made contrary to the critical values and principles that govern and regulate the appointment to public office, thereby making it illegal.

“In filling the vacancy of the chairperson of the board, Echesa subjected with impunity the national values and principles of governance.”

“The values and principles of public service compromise fair competition and merit, representation of Kenya’s diverse communities, affording adequate and equal opportunities to men and women, the members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities as factors which must be considered in promotions and appointments,” read court documents.

It must be noted that Jackson Kosgei, who is the father of the legendary musician, Emmy Kosgei, was a witness of Deputy President William Ruto at the International Criminal Court (ICC).


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