Civil Servants Eyeing Polls To Resign By September 3
If you are a civil servant and eyeing an elective post in the forthcoming general election, then be ready to tender your resignation in a month's time. The civil servants have until September 4th 2012 to resign from public service.
The High Court gave a ruling today, 2nd 2012 asking civil servants that the date will be six months before the date for the forthcoming general election. Justice Isaack Lenaola in his ruling said the law must be adhered >>>
to in respect to those seeking elective positions.He gave the ruling in a case filed by two litigants, Charles
Omwanga and Patrick Njuguna who say the law is discriminatory in the sense that it allows the two Principals to continue serving while other public servants have to resign.
The Court dismissed the application today Thursday, that had sought to have the civil servants extend their term by an extra three months so that their term ends three months to the elections.
The two, Omwanga and Njuguna, sought to have other civil servants stay in office as long as President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga were in office. Respondents in the suit were Attorney General Githu Muigai, The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and the Union of Civil Servants.
Those who fail to resign within the prescribed period will have failed to meet the stringent requirements set by the Elections Act and could therefore be disqualified from vying for the elective positions.
According to the Elections Act, any public officer seeking to contest the next polls should leave his position six months before such an election.