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KHRC takes NGO board to court over deregistration directive

The Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) executive director George Kegoro. FILE PHOTO | NMG
The Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) executive director George Kegoro. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

The Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) Monday took its fight with NGO Coordination Board’s Fazul Mahamed to court.

Through lawyer Nzamba Kitonga, KHRC challenged the August 14 directive to strike out its certificate of registration while arguing that it was never given a notice before the action was taken.

According to the lobby, its image is bound to suffer since it has been maliciously accused of tax evasion, money laundering, misappropriation as well as embezzlement and diversion of donor funds.

“As the leading human rights organisation in the country, KHRC maintains the highest levels of financial and operational integrity, the same it demands of the public authorities which it seeks to keep accountable,” said Mr Kitonga.