By Lilian Atieno/Halligan Agade
The High Court will on the 24th of next month rule whether to grant orders that will determine whether or not the Chairperson of Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Rahab Muiu will step aside to allow forensic audit of the organization’s financial accounts.
This is after a section of the officials moved to court claiming that the top leadership has misappropriated the organization’s funds.
The giant women organization with members spanning across the country has seen its fortunes dwindle due to perennial infighting among other issues that are threatening to ground its operations.
The petitioners who moved to court under a certificate of urgency are raising concerns over the conduct of the Chairperson of Maendeleo ya Wanawake Organization Rahab Muiu and its Secretary Elizabeth Mayieka who they accuse of running the organization devoid of accountability and the spirit of consultation.
They also want the organization’s financial records audited over embezzlement of funds. At the heart of the current standoff is the rental income accrued from one of the organization’s buildings located at the Central Business District.
However respondents in the case defended the Chairperson saying she has been executing her mandate as prescribed by the organization’s constitution, terming allegations that she is running the organization single-handedly as baseless.