Court Grants Mention Date in KNATCOM CEO Petition

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The petition seeking to oust The Kenya National Commission for UNESCO (KNATCOM) boss Evangeline Njoka has been granted the green light to proceed.

The matter, heard on 20th May,2020 before Judge James Makau for directions  was certified as urgent.

‘Upon perusal of the certificate of urgency and application dated 18th may 2020; I am satisfied the application is urgent. The same is certified urgent and is allowed to proceed to hearing on priority basis during the COVID-19 interruption period and exparte in the first instance,’

Said Judge Makau.

Presiding Judge James Makau ordered that the UNESCO application be heard on priority basis during the COVID-19 interruption period.

“ I order that the petition be dispensed by way of video conferencing either through zoom or skype during the Covid-19 pandemic,”

Judge Makau said.

In the same breadth, he also ordered that in view of the Covid-19 pandemic interruption,  service of the application and petition be effected through electronic means which is email, WhatsApp application or any other electronic means.

“The service be effected within the next four working days from today (May 20th 2020 ,”

said Judge Makau.

The matter will be mentioned on June 9,2020 for directions and confirmation of compliance.

The Petitioner Jeremiah Memba through lawyer Danstan Omari had on 18th May 2020 filed an urgent petition at the High court seeking orders declaring Evangeline Njoka unfit to hold office as KNATCOM CEO.

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