Judge declares all county deputy speakers jobless - 7 months ago, 11 July 21:59
The Deputy Speaker’s position in Murang’a County Assembly has been declared null and void by the High Court. The ruling will have major ramifications across the country.
It also gives impetus to the debate on whether Kenya is over-represented, coming in the wake of a bill by Uasin Gishu County Woman Rep Gladys Shollei seeking to scrap the same post she holds.
The Murang’a ruling is the second by a judge to rule that the post is unconstitutional. Earlier, Justice Francis Gikonyo had declared the position null and void in Meru.
Mr Gikonyo ruled that the Standing Orders of the Meru County Assembly, which created the position, contravene the Constitution and County Government Act, 2012.
And on Wednesday, High Court Judge Kanyi Kimondo ruled that the creation, establishment and maintenance of the office in Murang’a is not based on any law.
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