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KHRC to sue board in delisting controversy

KHRC Executive director George Kegoro. PHOTO | KANYIRI WAHITO | NMG
KHRC Executive director George Kegoro. PHOTO | KANYIRI WAHITO | NMG 

Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) has said it will seek court intervention in a bid to overturn its delisting by the NGO Coordination Board.

Executive director George Kegoro said Tuesday the NGO had been condemned without being given a hearing, arguing that the move by the board was unconstitutional.

The KHRC was on Monday ordered to shut down because of alleged tax evasion, illegal banks accounts, illegal hiring of expatriates and cooked book of accounts that failed to reveal director’s pay.

Mr Kegoro denied the claims and said they were being targeted for political reasons.

“In what is a recurring trend, KHCR has been condemned unheard by the NGO Coordination Board in clear violation of the Constitution as well as statutory and procedural provisions on this matter,” he said.

Mr Kegoro added that the NGO had successfully defended itself in High Court against the same accusations, arguing the NGO board’s latest move is “a travesty of justice”.

High Court judge Joseph Onguto had on April 29, last year declared a similar attempt to deregister the KHRC as unconstitutional.

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