MP Alice Wahome wants Badi barred from attending Cabinet meetings

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Kandara Member of Parliament Alice Wahome has moved to court seeking the barring Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS) boss Major General Mohammed Abdalla Badi from attending Cabinet meetings.

State House announced that Maj-General Badi would be allowed to attend Cabinet meetings after he took the Oath of Secrecy in a ceremony witnessed by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

In a petition filed by Kandara MP argues that Badi’s participation in Cabinet meetings is “illegal, unconstitutional and void.”

“The 3rd respondent (Badi) has not been appointed to the Cabinet as provided for in the Constitution and his appointment is illegal and void,” reads the petition.

Wahome cites Article 152(1) of the Constitution which stipulates that the Cabinet consists of the President, Deputy President, Attorney General and Cabinet Secretaries.

The Attorney General, Secretary to the Cabinet and Major-General Badi have been cited as first, second and third respondents respectively.

The MP argues that the Secretary to the Cabinet has violated the Constitution by allowing a “stranger” in the Cabinet.

The Kandara MP wants the Executive Order quashed.