Kenya: Cherargei Vows to Appeal Ruling Declaring Chief Administrative Secretaries Appointments Unconstitutional

Nairobi — Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei has announced his intention to appeal the High Court ruling, which deemed President William Ruto’s appointment of 50 Chief Administrative Secretaries (CASs) unconstitutional.

The ruling, delivered on Monday by Justices Kanyi Kimondo, Hedwig Ong’udi, and Aleem Visram, stated that while there was reasonable public participation in the creation of 23 CAS positions, no such participation occurred for the additional 27 positions.

Expressing his dissatisfaction with the decision, Senator Cherargei accused the Judiciary of disregarding the merits of the case and going “rogue.”

“We shall appeal this decision that negates public interest and principles of natural justice,” he said.

The senator also questioned the inconsistency in the court’s previous rulings, as they had previously allowed the government to appoint 23 CASs but later declared the appointment of CASs unconstitutional.

Cherargei further criticized the High Court, claiming that its ruling erodes the integrity and public confidence in the judicial processes of the country.

He fingered Chief Justice Martha Koome, accusing her of capitulating to the alleged cartels within the country.

“CJ Martha Koome-led judiciary is sliding into an abyss of partiality and cartel capture,” he asserted.

The senator emphasized that justice should not be influenced by “political machinations or become a tool for partisan interests or the highest bidder.”