The High Court has suspended the appointment of Law Society of Kenya (LSK) nominee Dorothy Jemator to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) selection panel.
Justice Antony Mrima issued the conservatory orders stopping Jemator’s nomination to the panel following a petition by lawyer Charles Midega.
In the petition, Midega argued that the impugned acts of LSK and Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC) of unilaterally nominating Jemator to IEBC selection panel is unconstitutional.
“That pending further orders of this court a conservatory order be hereby issued restraining Kimengich Dorothy Jemator from assuming her role as the Law Society of Kenya representative to the selection panel of appointment IEBC,” said Mrima.
He also referred the matter to Justice James Makau for further directions on May 12.
There has been wrangles at LSK with the embattled society president Nelson Havi nominating different representative — Morris Mutua — from the faction led by chief executive Mercy Wambua.
Jamator was appointed to serve as a member of the Energy and Petroleum Tribunal last year for a period of three years.
She is also a member of the HIV and Aids Tribunal and a member of the Building Bridges Initiative Steering Committee as a technical expert.