Ekeza Sacco Commitee Members To Stay Longer in Office, Court Rules

Court barres removal of Ekeza Sacco committee members from office

Gakuyo was being sought over the loss of Ksh.1billion from Ekeza Sacco after a directive from Interior CS Fred Matiang’i. Gakuyo is the founder of Ekeza Sacco which has been dogged with controversy after it emerged that members funds were embezzled.

The embattled Ekeza Sacco Committee Members may not vacate from the office any time soon after the court temporarily stopped their removal.

Milimani Senior Resident Magistrate Maryanne Murage restrained Commissioner of Co-operative Development officials from removing the management committee of the sacco from office.

The commissioner has also been restrained from installing a new management committee of the Sacco pending the inter-parties hearing on March 13, 2019.

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“In the interim pending inter-parties hearing the Commissioner of Co-operative Development is hereby restrained from removing from office the management of Ekeza Sacco,” ordered Murage. The sacco’s committee comprises of eight members; David Kariuki Ngari as Chairman, James Kimani-vice-chairman, Lydia Nyaguthii-member and Anne Mbombua –Secretary.

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Others are Mark Nyaga-Treasurer, Samuel Mwaura-Supervisory Committee, Chair, Grace Wanjiru-Supervisory Committee member and Josephat Gathege-Supervisory Committee Member. The orders were issued after 11 Ezeka Sacco members filled a petition to stop the commissioner from interfering with the management of the Sacco.

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“On February 5, 2019, the management committee of Ekeza Sacco issued a notice convening a special general meeting on February 21, 2019 to be held at Kasarani Sports Centre at 10.00am whose agenda was the “Presentation of the Inquiry report,” Said Mamboleo. The Sacco member’s state that the Commissioner had on December 19, 2018 through an inquiry ordered appointed officers to conduct an inquiry into Ekeza Sacco’s affairs. The members in the petition stated that the Inquiry Report was not tabled at the special general meeting and instead the commissioner used the occasion to institute dramatic regime change.

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