Freeze on Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation bank accounts illegal

The High Court has blocked the Non-Governmental Coordination Board from suspending operations of the Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation as well as freezing its bank accounts.

Justice Roselyne Aburili ruled that the directive by the NGO Coordination Board CEO Fazul Mohamed to suspend the operations of the organization without granting a right to be heard was unfair and illegal.

Justice Aburili was however quick to observe that the order prohibiting the investigation of Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation does not shield it from being investigated in any wrong doing.

Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation had gone to court seeking orders to permanently stop the Board from suspending its operations, freezing its bank accounts or investigating the organization.

The board had accused the foundation of engaging in money laundering and operating illegal accounts. Meanwhile, the case challenging Nairobi County government’s decision to ban boda boda operators from accessing the CBD has been set for an interparty hearing on Tuesday next week.

In the case, Starehe Mp Charles Njagua wants the court to quash the notice by the county government arguing the decision by Governor Mike Sonko was reached without consulting the relevant stakeholders.

Elsewhere, Chief Executive Officers and managers of Matatu Saccos’ risk being jailed as they are likely to bear the burden of thousands of lives lost in road accidents across the country.

They will also carry the blame of authorizing defective vehicles and inexperienced personnel on the roads, factors that have largely contributed to the vicious nightmare. Over 250 people are reported to have lost their lives to road carnage in December alone last year. It is estimated that 3,500 lives are lost annually.

December’s alarming road carnage trend would spark several traffic reforms including the redeployment of the NTSA off the roads as well as a revisit of the night ban that sparked outcry among travelers across the country.

The National Assembly Transport Committee has blamed inexperienced personnel on the roads and also lack of proper inspection of motor vehicle before putting them on the road.

The government seeks to convert parts of roads that have black spots which include Salgaa in Nakuru, Salama along Mombasa Road and the North Airport road to dual carriage highways to enhance road safety.

  

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