Matiang’i taken to court after making unexpected move

Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i is in trouble after making quite a controversial move on matters...

Education CS Fred Matiang'i

The board's secretary general Alfred Wanyoike, stated that Matiang’i had contravened the law by forming a commission that lacked regional balance.

In the suit, Mr Wanyoike told the court that the board should be immediately disbanded since the whole process lacked transparency.

“The board as currently constituted has only two members from Kiambu County and seven from other regions which is against the constitution,” part of the petition read.

According to Mr wanyoike, Matiang’i ignored three names of women nominated in the panel and did not consider a person with disability as required by the law.

Through his advocate Wokabi Mathenge and Company Advocates, he opposed the names fronted by the education CS noting that Jerry Magutu, Julius Nyamamba and Florence Akumu were not in the initial list of nominees.

Mr Wanyoike also claimed Mrs Magutu should not be allowed to serve on the Board since she was a lecturer at the University of Nairobi (UON).

“The chair who is a lecturer at University of Nairobi and a serving civil servant should not hold office as a member of the board,” added the petition.

The board now wants the newly elected members to be restrained from making any decisions at the institution until the matter is heard in court.

The no-nonsense CS has been lauded for spear heading major education reforms in the country and also overseeing credible KCPE/KCSE exams in 2016.

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