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Meru County Government v. Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission

(2018) JELR 99143 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  Civil Appeal 193 of 2014  •  16 Mar 2018  •  Kenya

Coram
Philip Nyamu Waki, Roselyn Naliaka Nambuye, Patrick Omwenga Kiage

Judgement

JUDGMENT OF THE COURT

By this appeal the appellant, the Meru County Government challenges the decision of the High Court at Nairobi (Majanja, J.) by which the appellants petition against the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (the Commission) was dismissed.

That petition had been filed claiming that the Commission through its officers had violated various rights and fundamental freedoms of the appellant's officers and also violated the Constitution in certain named respects on account of actions it took against the appellant between 20th March and 15th April 2014. Those actions included several and incessant commando-style raids on the officers of the appellant without notice during which they took possession of and carted away all documents from the Procurement Department. The raids were accompanied by squads of armed police officers who took positions with a view to intimidating, bullying and threatening the appellant?s officials with the possible use of force. The petitioner perceā€¦

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