Maiyo Given 1 Week To Hand Over as National Parents Association chairman
Further, Justice Hedwig Ong’udi has revoked the Gazette Notice No.8777 dated May 31, 2022 which recognised Maiyo and others as officials of NPA.
These other officials of NPA who had been degazetted alongside Maiyo include;Sarah Kagendo Mitambo, Jeremiah Nyakundi, Onesmus Johnes Kauwi, Patrick Lumumba Olali, Rose Otiak and Mohammed Awadh Omar.
The high court has also permanently barred Maiyo and his committee from transacting any business on behalf of parents nationally.
“A permanent order of injunction be and is hereby issued restraining Nicholas Maiyo, Sarah Kagendo Mitambo and Jeremiah Nyakundi whether by themselves, their proxies, agents and or servants from presenting themselves to the print, electronic media and general public as officials of the NPA and are further restrained from attending or participating in any Educational forums organized by either the Ministry of Education or any other education stakeholders,” ordered Justice Ong’udi
Maiyo has also been ordered to hand over within seven days from September 19,2022, bank accounts, the website, receipt books, office files, sponsorship agreements, membership registers and any other official documents of NPA including the Offices of NPA on the 13th Floor No.1305 at the Reinsurance Plaza, Taifa Road, Nairobi.
The judge also barred the Maiyo team from accessing the offices.Justice Ong’udi approved the leadership Obuhatsa who was gazetted via Gazette Notice No.10685 on September 9 ,2022.
Other gazetted officials alongside Obuhatsa include Joseph Langat (deputy national chairman), Eskimos Kobia Kirumbi (secretary general), Caroline Madina (treasurer), Nancy Chege (deputy treasurer), Cecilia Cheptumo (organizing secretary), John Njiraini (member),Rogen Mwawasi (member), Absolom Mukuusi (member) and Sammy Ndunda Mbae (chief executive officer-CEO).
The orders of Justice Ong’udi have been served on Education Principal Secretary Julius Jwan,TSC boss Nancy Macharia, Knut Secretary General Collins Oyuu his Kuppet counterpart Akelo Misori , the Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) and all other relevant offices in the education ministry and departments.
The orders were made following a suit filed against Maiyo by the new team which has assumed office.
The National Elections Board (NEB) called for new elections of the NPA in May thisyear, after the High Court nullified the election of the former leadership.
The new election was conducted on August 27, 2022.According to the Judge, the decision by Ministry of Education to allow elections to proceed without giving others a chance to participate was a violation of their rights.
“The court is satisfied that other parents were never served with any notice for the election of the association’s office bearers and such, the election of the current officials was procedurally unfair and does not meet the constitutional test of reasonability,” ruled Justice Mrima.