Busia county officials withdraw case - 7 months ago, 12 July 15:05

By: Sam Kiplagat

Three Busia county government officials facing abuse of office charges have withdrawn an application they had filed challenging their suspension.

In the case filed before the Employment and Labour Relations Court, Mr Alan Ekweny Omachari, Mr Samuel Ombui and Mr Bernard Yaite wanted their suspension halted, pending the determination of the charges they are facing.


They argued that it was discriminative to suspend them and leave Governor Sospeter Ojaamong’, who is facing similar charges, still in office.

They had sued the Busia County Service Board and challenged Section 62 of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act (ACECA), which provides the suspension of any officer facing criminal charge, until the case is determined.

On Thursday, the three said they had decided to withdraw the case without any conditions.

Justice Byram Ongaya slapped them with a cost of Sh60,000.

The application sought the declaration of the Act unconstitutional, offensive ...
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