Activist Okiya Omtatah has written a stinging memorandum to the public calling on them to review the security law judgement with respect to article 12 on the police service commission.
The article, which the security laws amended at section 86, deals with the appointment of the inspector general of the police.
“The judgement of the five judge bench of the High Court, delivered on 23rd February, 2015, in the CORD petition, endorsing section 86 of the Security Laws Amendment Act as being constitutional is a strange example of the blindness which sometimes descends on the best f judges” writes Omtatah.
The judgement deleted several sections of the National Police Service Commission, giving the President unfettered powers to hire and fire the Inspector General of the Police.
Omtatah says the High Court’s unrealistic, contradictory, and erroneous decision has rendered the National Police Service Act ‘virtually unworkable’.
“The new section 12 of the NPSA looks like a chicken from hell – a cross-breed between an ostrich and a crocodile! And the High Court was totally blind when approving the grotesque creature as being constitutional,” protests Okiya.
The memorandum has been co-authored by activist Wycliffe Gisebe both of Kenyans for Justice and Development (KEJUDE) trust, an NGO.