MCSK di­rec­tors want to be in­volved in so­ci­ety de­ci­sions

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

Two di­rec­tors of the Mu­sic Copy­right So­ci­ety of Kenya have gone to court seek­ing to re­verse an or­der al­low­ing the so­ci­ety chair­man to run the af­fairs of the or­gan­i­sa­tion without in­volv­ing the board.

They say the Septem­ber 29 court or­der is un­rea­son­able and has dis­rupted the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s ac­tiv­i­ties.

Through lawyer Suiyanka Lem­paa, Lazarus Muli and Ge­orge Mwan­gangi say the or­ders is­sued on Septem­ber 29 barred three di­rec­tors from im­ple­ment­ing res­o­lu­tions passed in a meet­ing held on Septem­ber 26.

Lem­paa said the or­der re­strains Muli and Mwan­gangi from ex­e­cut­ing their du­ties as di­rec­tors of the MCSK.

Muli and Mwan­gangi say the or­der is likely to be abused to the detri­ment of MCSK mem­bers as the num­ber of di­rec­tors has been re­duced and there is a lack of quo­rum to make de­ci­sions.

“The or­der has crip­pled the en­tire op­er­a­tions of the MCSK, given that the chair­man alone can­not act without the board,” the court heard.

The lawyer told the judge that the or­der ob­tained by chair­man Bernard Mukaisi (pic­tured) was sought without dis­clo­sure of ma­te­rial facts, as re­quired by law.

Muli says the al­le­ga­tions made by the chair­man while seek­ing the in­terim or­ders against him and two oth­ers were un­founded and the court should have given him and other af­fected par­ties an op­por­tu­nity to tell their side of the story.

“The court acted on grounds which were mis­rep­re­sented by the chair­man on al­le­ga­tions that one of the mem­bers who elected him was not a di­rec­tor of the MCSK,” the court heard.

Be­cause of the ur­gency, the judge di­rected the par­ties to ex­change their doc­u­ments ahead of the hear­ing on Monday.

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