MP Alice Wahome Seeks to Block NMS Boss Badi from Cabinet

Kandara Member of Parliament (MP) Alice Wahome

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

Wahome’s move comes hot on the heels of Badi taking an oath of secrecy witnessed by President Uhuru Kenyatta State House to allow him to sit in cabinet meetings.

The 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 filed on Tuesday, September 14th, 2020.

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.