, NAIROBI, Kenya, May 7 – Roba Duba is now seeking a court order to be allowed to serve as the Nairobi Town Clerk.
Duba has gone to court to obtain a review of the directive issued last week after city resident Patrick Njuguna managed to block his appointment.
Duba argues that Njuguna obtained the order without disclosing crucial information and facts, for the court to arrive at a just ruling.
He says if the order prohibiting him from performing his duties remains, the public will suffer great prejudice because he has already taken over from the outgoing town clerk Phillip Kisia.
He argues that he is properly employed as a civil servant through the Public Service Commission and has the capacity and is mandated to perform the duties of the Town Clerk of the city council of Nairobi.
Duba says he is fit to hold the office because he has served as a town clerk at various other stations.
He argues that Njuguna’s application is based on speculation and misconception of the law and is motivated by bad faith.
His application will be argued on Tuesday morning before Justice Mohammed Warsame.
Duba’s appointment was blocked last week after the court directed Local Government Permanent Secretary Karega Mutahi to subject the position to a rigorous recruitment procedure.
Njuguna filed the case complaining that the recruitment was done illegally since the position was never advertised for public participation.
The court’s decision was made shortly after Kisia handed over the office to Duba.