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

This comes barely a week after a communique from State House indicated that the NMS boss had taken an oath of secrecy and would henceforth grace the cabinet meetings. 

“The Director-General shall henceforth, attend all meetings of Cabinet and its Committees pursuant to Executive Order No. 3 of 2020,” State House spokeswoman Kanze Dena said in a statement.  

However, in a petition filed on Tuesday, 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.