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High Court Judge George Odunga government to stop meddling in NGO's activities.

BY SAM ALFAN.

The High Court has warned the government to stop meddling in NGO’s activities.

Justice George Odunga quashed a decision by the NGO regulator ordering the close down of Africog operations.

The judge also ordered CBK not to take any measure aimed at freezing Africog bank accounts.

Similarly the court barred the Director of Public Prosecution from arresting and instituting criminal proceedings under the NGO Act relating to activities and operations of Africog .

“I have said enough to show that the Notice of Motion dated 28th September 2017 is merited. I however agree that the Central Bank of Kenya ought not to have been dragged into these proceedings, It is however clear that it was the NGO board misplaced letter that provoked that cause of events,”ruled Justice George Odunga.

This is following Africog Director Maina Kiai requesting the court seeking to stop the government from interfering with its operations.

They argued that the NGO Coordination Board boss, Mahamed Fazul, on his own accord and on behalf of Cabinet Secretary for Interior and the NGO Board have no role whatsoever to interfere with their operations.

The lobby group said that Fazul’s decisions cannot be reasonably justified in a democratic society and underscored by sovereignty of the people, constitution delegation and delimitation of powers, good governance and the rule of law.

Other directors are Mr John Githongo, Dr. Fumni Olonisakin, Stella Chege, Donald Deya, Charles Wanguhu and Gladwell Otieno.

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