Eng Erastus Mwongera is no longer eligible to discharge duties as Chairperson of the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) board.
This is after the High Court in Nairobi banned him from the board with immediate effect.
The development was prompted by a Nairobi resident’s decision to move to court challenging his appointment.
According to the petition, Mwongera’s appointment to take over the post was not only conducted in an illegal but also unlawful manner.
The petitioner, Tana Peter, said that Mwongera cannot be trusted to deliver services without fear or favour. He also cited through his lawyer Charles Omanga that Eng Mwongera has already served two terms as required by the law thus, should step aside.
“An order of judicial review is hereby issued prohibiting, barring and restraining Engineer Erastus Mwongera from attending to, conducting, transacting any business whatsoever in his capacity as a member or chairman of KeNHA,” Justice James Makau ruled.
President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is completing his second and final term in power, appointed the embattled Mwongera into the post in a gazette notice dated March last year for a period of three years.