Lobby group challenges appointment of Wangai Ndirangu as KeNHA chair

Milimani Law Courts
Lobby group Sheria Mtaani na Shadrack Wambui has moved to court to challenge the appointment of Eng. Wangai Ndirangu as the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) chairperson  for another term.
The group wars the court to suspend the gazette notice that appointed him. They also want him to vacate the office with immediate effect.
“…….The high court to issue a temporarily order suspending Gazette notice No. 11055 issued on November 22 that appointed the respondent as KeNHA chairperson pending hearing and determination of the case,” the lobby states.
The lobby avers that the office should be declared vacant and a new board member appointed to the position through the laid down constitutional values and procedures.
These includes fairness , inclusiveness , competitiveness , merit and openness in the public appointment “, adds the lobby group.

In addition, the group wants Ndirangu who was appointed to be KeNHA chair for a period of three years from 12th  November 2019 prohibited from functioning as the chair.

The lobby group claims that Ndirangu is not qualified to serve in the KeNHA Board in any capacity and the law bars his appointment to the Board.

The lobby group also wants the court to prohibit Infrastructure cabinet Secretary James Macharia from appointing him again as the  chairperson.

“Unless the court intervenes and grants the orders as sought Ndirangu will continue being in glare abuse of principles of good governance to wit rule of law transparency and accountability among others,” the lobby group argues.