AG wants court to dismiss case challenging creation of CAS office

Milimani Law Courts, Nairobi.

The Attorney General has told the Employment and Labour Relations Court to dismiss a case filed by the Law Society of Kenya challenging creation of Chief Administrative Secretaries(CAS) office.

The AG, through state counsel Oscar Eredi challenged the jurisdiction of the labour court to hear and determine the matter.

“This Honourable court lacks the requisite jurisdiction to hear and determine this petition and the accompanying Notice of Motion application,” claims the AG.

It is the AG’s argument that the High Court is the one vested with the jurisdiction to determine the question as to the legality or otherwise of the actions of the President in establishing the office of Chief Administrative Secretary pursuant to Article 132(4)(a) of the Constitution as read with Section 30 of the Public Service Commission Act, 2017.

The Law Society of Kenya filed a petition seeking to stop the creation of the CAS office by the Public Service Commission (PSC).


LSK argued that despite the Public Service Commission inviting the public to give its views on the establishment of the CAS office, it intentionally failed to provide crucial information to facilitate informed participation of the people.